FERC seeks input on HY Power permit app for Florida hydro project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 6 issued a notice about a November 2015 application from HY Power Energy Co. for a preliminary permit under which it would study the feasibility of the Inglis Lock By-pass Dam Water Power Project, to be located at the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Inglis Dam on the Withlacoochee River in Levy County, Florida.

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: a 60-foot-long, 98-foot-wide intake channel; a115-foot-long, 28-foot-wide powerhouse containing one generating unit with a total capacity of 2.8 MW; a 10-foot-long, 20-foot-wide control building; a 25-foot-long, 25-foot-wide substation adjacent to the control building; and a 300-foot-long, 12.47-kV transmission line. The proposed project would have an estimated average annual generation of 16,200 megawatt-hours, and operate as directed by the Corps.

The applicant contact is: Robert Karow, HY Power Energy Co., 5218 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608, telephone (352) 336-4727.

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 July 6 notice.

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