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FERC receives seven hydro license applications from Free Flow Power totaling 70 MW

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received seven hydro license applications during February from Free Flow Power Corp. for projects totaling 70 MW at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams.

The Energy Infrastructure Update for February 2014, compiled by FERC’s Office of Energy Projects, was dominated by the Free Flow Power filings for projects on the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Free Flow filed applications last November for four projects at Corps dams in Mississippi totaling 33.3 MW.

Free Flow Power filed original license applications for:

  • 6-MW Opekiska Lock and Dam (No. 13753) on the Monongahela in West Virginia;
  • 17-MW Allegheny Lock and Dam No. 2 (No. 13755) on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania;
  • 5-MW Morgantown Lock and Dam (No. 13762) on the Monongahela in West Virginia;
  • 12-MW Grays Landing Lock and Dam (No. 13763) on the Monongahela in Pennsylvania;
  • 13-MW Maxwell Lock and Dam (No. 13766) on the Monongahela in Pennsylvania;
  • 12-MW Monongahela Lock and Dam 4 (No. 13767), also called Charleroi Locks and Dam, on the Monongahela in Pennsylvania; and
  • 5-MW Point Marion Lock and Dam (No. 13771) on the Monongahela in Pennsylvania.

FERC, which previously used the infrastructure update as an in-house tool, began making the monthly update public beginning with December 2010. The report allows the public to track the activities of the Office of Energy Projects in the areas of hydropower, natural gas, electric generation, and electric transmission.

The Office of Energy Projects’ Energy Infrastructure Update for February 2014 may be obtained from the FERC Internet site under http://www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/2014/feb-infrastructure.pdf.