FERC News

The U.S. Senate has confirmed James P. Danly (R-Tenn.) to become a commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Danly currently is FERC’s General Counsel and will serve the remainder of a term that expires June 30, 2023. That term belonged to Kevin J. McIntyre, who stepped down in October 2018 due to health issues...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Premium Energy Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the 2,000-MW Walker Lake Pumped Storage Project in Mineral County, Nevada. The proposed project would consist of the existing Walker Lake (storage capacity 1.4 million acre-feet) as the lower reservoir and the proposed Bald Mountain...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued preliminary permits to two companies considering the development of pumped-storage projects: Freedom Works LLC and Owyhee Energy Storage LLC. Freedom Works proposes to study the feasibility of the 4,000-MW Ulysses Pump Storage Hydro Project in Grant County, West Virginia. The proposed project would consist of a new upper...
Environmental

Staff with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for relicensing of the 84.8-MW Bucks Creek Hydropower Project (No. 619). Pacific Gas and Electric Company and City of Santa Clara, California are co-applicants for the project. The co-applicants filed an application on Dec.12, 2016 (supplemented on May 22, 2018)...
FERC News

Bernard McNamee, who has been part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission since he was nominated by President Trump and confirmed in late 2018, apparently is stepping down from FERC, according to reports. McNamee said he wanted to spend more time with his family, according to reports of the meeting at LAW360. LAW360 and other...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Premium Energy Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the proposed Intermountain Pumped Storage Project in Millard County, Utah. The closed-loop pumped storage project would have a capacity of 1,200 MW to 2,000 MW and consist of: Two new reservoirs, a lower reservoir upstream...