The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on March 29 went out for comment on a December 2015 application from Energy Resources USA Inc. for a preliminary permit under which it would study the feasibility of the Taylorsville Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project, to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Taylorsville Lake Dam on the Salt River in Spencer County, Kentucky.
The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the three-year permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission.
The proposed project would consist of: a control structure with one spill gate; one 8-foot-diameter, 120-foot-long penstock with a butterfly valve; a bifurcation structure; two 5.5-foot-diameter, 32-foot-long penstocks; a powerhouse containing two generating units with a total capacity of 3 MW; a 90-foot-long, 60-foot-wide tailrace; a substation; and a 2.5-mile-long, 69-kV transmission line. The project would have an estimated average annual generation of 9,500 megawatt-hours, and operate as directed by the Corps.
The applicant contact is: Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 804, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, Phone (954) 248-8425, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for filing comments and motions to intervene is 60 days from the issuance of this notice.