FERC grants permit to Twain Resources for small California hydro project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on May 11 granted an August 2015 application from Twain Resources LLC for a three-year preliminary permit, under which it would study the feasibility of the proposed Scheelite Water Power Project, to be located on Pine Creek near the city of Bishop in Inyo County, California.

The project would be located within the Inyo National Forest, on land managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

The proposed project would consist of: an intake receiving the water discharge from the Tungstar Redux Water Power Project; (an 18-inch-diameter, approximately 6,500-foot-long steel penstock, conveying water to; a powerhouse containing a single 810-kW impulse turbine and an 840-kilovolt-ampere generator; a new substation at the powerhouse; and an approximately 600-foot-long, 12-kV transmission line connecting the substation to a 12-kV transmission line. The estimated annual generation of the Scheelite Project would be 4,860 megawatt-hours.

During the course of the permit, the commission expects that the permittee will carry out prefiling consultation and study development leading to the possible development of a license application.

The applicant contact is: Doug Hicks, 280 Floreca Way, Reno, Nevada 89511, phone (775) 997-3429.

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