Magnolia Water again seeks permit for 1,200-MW pumped storage project

Magnolia Water LLC, which has had trouble getting prior preliminary permit applications accepted by FERC, on Jan. 3 withdrew its last application for that permit and filed a new application for the 1,200-MW Magnolia Water Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project in Oklahoma.

There is no existing dam or project facility at the project site. A new dam would be constructed across Long Creek to form the upper reservoir. An off-channel dam will be constructed south of the Kiamichi River to form the impoundment for the lower reservoir.

The project site is located in an unincorporated area of Pushmataha County and is not located within any city/town limits. There are no cities or towns with a population 5,000 or more within 15 miles of the project dam. The closest town is Whitesboro, Oklahoma, about 10 miles to the north of the site.

The project would include four, 300-MW pump/turbines. A 345-kV transmission line will connect the Magnolia Pump Storage facility to the Kiamichi Substation located in Kiowa, Oklahoma, which is 80 miles west of the site.

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