FERC seeks input on license app for 5-MW Grant Lake hydro project in Alaska

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as of July 19, is out for 60 days of public comment on an original major license application filed on April 18 by Kenai Hydro LLC for the 5-MW Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project.

The project site is on Grant Creek, near the Town of Moose Pass, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. The proposed project would occupy 1,741.3 acres of federal land within the Chugach National Forest managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

The applicant contact is: Mikel Salzetti, Manager of Fuel Supply & Renewable Energy Development, 280 Airport Way, Kenai, AK 99611, (907) 283-2375.

The deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests and requests for cooperating agency status is 60 days from the July 19 issuance of a FERC notice.

The proposed Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project would consist of: an intake structure within Grant Lake; a 3,300-foot-long water conveyance; a 72-inch-diameter, 150-feet-long, welded steel penstock; a powerhouse containing two 2.5-MW Francis turbine/generator units; a 95-foot-long open channel tailrace; a 3.6-acre tailrace detention pond; and a 1.1-mile-long, 115-kV transmission line. The project is estimated to generate an average of 18,600 megawatt hours (MWh) annually.

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