FERC licenses 4-MW W. Kerr Scott, exempts 185-kW Dividers

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a license to the 4-MW W. Kerr Scott hydroelectric project and issued an exemption from licensing to the 185-kW Dividers project in July.

The Energy Infrastructure Update for July 2012, issued by FERC’s Office of Energy Projects, showed the commission also received applications for exemptions for projects in Utah and Oregon.

FERC issued a license (No. 12642) to Wilkesboro Hydroelectric Co. for the W. Kerr Scott project, to be built at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam of the same name on the Yadkin River in Wilkes County, N.C.

Grand Valley Irrigation District received a conduit exemption (No. 14377) for Dividers, to be built on Grand Valley’s irrigation system in Mesa County, Colo.

Monroe City, Utah, filed for a conduit exemption for the 37-kW Monroe Cold Spring project (No. 14441) on the city’s water distribution system in Sevier County, Utah.

FERC also received an application for a conduit exemption from the city of Pendleton, Ore., for the 234.4-kW Energy Recovery Technology (ERT) Phase 2 project (No. 14440) on the city’s water system in Umatilla County, Ore. Pendleton filed a similar application in May for the 160-kW Energy Recovery Technology (ERT) project (No. 14407).

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 July 2012 may be obtained from the FERC Internet site under http://www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/jul-2012-energy-infrastructure.pdf.

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