FERC seeks input on 8-MW Energy Resources hydro project in Virginia

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 6 put out for comment a Feb. 19 application from Energy Resources USA Inc. for a preliminary permit allowing the company exclusive time to study the feasibility of the Bosher Dam Hydroelectric Project.

It would be located at the existing Bosher Dam on the James River, about two miles southwest of Tuckahoe in Henrico County, Virginia. 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.

The proposed project would consist of: an existing 12-foot-high dam; an 1,000-acre-size impoundment with a storage capacity of 2,100-acre-foot and drainage area of 6,753 square miles; a new 700-foot-long, 180-foot-wide intake; a new 300-foot-long, 180-foot-wide tailrace; four new 2-MW turbines; a new 65-foot-long, 197-foot-wide powerhouse; a new 60-foot-long, 50-foot-wide substation; and a new 528-foot-long, 69-kV transmission line. The estimated annual generation of the Bosher Project would be 68,500 megawatt-hours.

The applicant contact is: Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 350 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor, Miami Beach, FL  33139; phone: (954) 248-5425.

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 6 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.