Free Flow applies for seven licenses on Ohio’s Muskingum River

Hydro developer Free Flow Power Corp. has filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to license seven hydroelectric projects totaling 25 MW on the Muskingum River in Ohio.

Free Flow subsidiaries, all variants of the Clean River Power name, filed applications proposing to install hydroelectric plants at existing locks and dams owned by the state of Ohio. Free Flow has numerous small projects on the drawing board across the country.

Projects include:

  • 3-MW Beverly Lock and Dam (No. 13404) at Muskingum River Lock and Dam 4, in Washington County, average annual generation 17,853 MWh;
  • 4-MW Devola Lock and Dam (No. 13405) at Muskingum River L&D 2, in Washington County, average annual generation 20,760 MWh;
  • 4-MW Malta/McConnelsville Lock and Dam (No. 13406) at Muskingum River L&D 7, in Morgan County, average annual generation 21,895 MWh;
  • 5-MW Lowell Lock and Dam (No. 13407) at Muskingum River L&D 3, in Washington County, average annual generation 30,996 MWh;
  • 3-MW Philo Lock and Dam (No. 13408) at Muskingum River L&D 9, in Muskingum County, average annual generation 15,957 MWh;
  • 4-MW Rokeby Lock and Dam (No. 13411) at Muskingum River L&D 8, in Morgan County, average annual generation 17,182 MWh; and
  • 2-MW Zanesville Lock and Dam (No. 13412) at Muskingum River L&D 10, in Muskingum County, average annual generation 12,295 MWh.

Free Flow proposes to construct a powerhouse at each dam, which will be operated in run-of-river mode with water surface elevation at normal impoundment level. The projects will utilize flows that currently pass over spillways while providing a “veiling flow” over the spillways to maintain aesthetics during recreation season.

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