FERC seeks input on 5-MW Energy Resources hydro project in Indiana

On April 22, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission went out for comment on a March 11 application from Energy Resources USA Inc. for a preliminary permit allowing it three exclusive years to study the feasibility of the proposed Salamonie Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project.

This project would be located at the existing Salamonie Lake Dam on the Salamonie River, near the town of Wabash in Wabash County, Indiana. The Salamonie Lake Dam is owned by the United States government and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District.

The project would consist of: a new concrete conduit; a new reinforced concrete powerhouse containing two 2.5-MW vertical Kaplan turbine-generators having a total combined generating capacity of 5 MW; a new tailrace; a new substation with a 6-mega-volt-ampere 4.16/69-kilovolt three-phase step-up transformer; and a new 2-mile-long, 69-kV transmission line. The project would have an estimated annual generation of 13.76 gigawatt-hours.

An applicant contact is: Ander Gonzalez, 350 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33139, telephone (954) 248-8425.

The deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications is 60 days from the issuance of this April 22 notice.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.