As expected, the city of Quincy received a letter from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission saying there are deficiencies in its preliminary permit application to develop hydropower at Lock and Dam 25 in Winfield, Mo.
Chuck Bevleheimer, director of planning and development, said he expected the city would receive the letter after the city received one for Lock and Dam 24 in Clarksville, Mo.
FERC also announced that it has accepted Boston-based Free Flow Power Corp. application for Lock and Dam 24 and will accept comments on the project.
As expected the city of Quincy reapplied for preliminary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday for Lock and Dam 24 in Clarksville, Mo. and Lock and Dam 25 in Winfield, Mo.
Boston-based Free Flow Power also submitted an application for the permits.
Chuck Bevelheimer, director of planning and development for the city, said he expects FERC will award the permits within three months. The city asked FERC to grant municipal preference, which allows communities to get first preference for permits.
Here are the permits available from FERC.
City of Quincy Permit Application for Lock and Dam 24
Free Flower Power Permit Application for Lock and Dam 24
City of Quincy Permit Application for Lock and Dam 25
Free Flow Power Permit Application for Lock and Dam 25
Posted by – April 30, 2012
The city of Quincy has filed the last progress reports to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the preliminary permits for Lock and Dam 24 in Clarksville, Mo. and Lock and Dam 25 in Winfield, Mo. The permits were set to expire at midnight Monday, though the city will attempt to renew them.
As you might recall, the City Council voted 9-5 on April 2 to reapply for the preliminary permits from FERC. City officials and aldermen met in closed session with representatives of Canadian-based Coastal Hydropower on March 29 to discuss the development of facilities and Lock and Dam 24 and 25. No details from that meeting have been released.
Posted by – October 7, 2011
Westmont, Ill., company Hydro Green Energy received notice that it had not filed six-month progress reports on Lock and Dam 20 and 22.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission posted the correspondence a little after 12 p.m. Hydro Green submitted the progress reports within two hours.
“The failure to timely file the progress report warrants cancellation of the preliminary permit,” FERC wrote.
“This report is being submitted a week late due to an error in our tracking system,” Mark Stover, vice president for corporate affairs, wrote in the progress reports.
This is not the first time progress reports for area projects were not submitted on time. FERC sent a letter to the city of Quincy in May saying it could lose preliminary permits since it did not receive the report that was due April 30. The reports were filed May 12.
Hydro Green Energy was awarded a preliminary permit for Lock and Dam 21 in August after FERC dismissed both the preliminary and licensing applications.
Lock and Dam 20 Warning Letter
Lock and Dam 22 Warning Letter
Lock and Dam 20 Progress Report
Lock and Dam 22 Progress Report