FERC seeks input on license app for 5-MW Rugraw hydro project in Calif.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an April 25 notice about an April 2014 major original license application from Rugraw LLC for the Lassen Lodge Hydroelectric Project.

The project location is on the South Fork Battle Creek near the Town of Mineral in Tehama County, California.  The project would be located on private lands.  No federal lands or Indian reservations are located within the proposed project boundary. 

The project would consist of: a 6-foot-high and 94-foot-long diversion dam; an impoundment of approximately 0.5 acre; a 20-foot by 10-foot enclosed concrete intake structure; a 7,258-foot-long pipeline and a 5,230-foot-long penstock with a net head of 791 feet; a 50-foot by 50-foot powerhouse containing one generating unit with a 5,000-kW capacity; a 50-foot by 50-foot substation area; a 40-foot by 35-foot switchyard; and a new 12-mile-long, 60-kV transmission line. The project is estimated to produce about 25,000,000 kilowatt hours annually.

The applicant contact is: Charlie Kuffner, 70 Paseo Mirasol, Tiburon, CA 94920; (415) 652-8553.

The deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. Reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. FERC will prepare an EIS on the project that is due to be issued in final form in May 2017.

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