Hydro Green Energy (HGE), a privately-held hydropower development company, today announced the filing of a draft license application at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the proposed 22 MW Claiborne Lock & Dam hydropower project. The project, which will operate in run-of-river fashion, is expected to generate approximately 105,000 MWh annually, enough power for 9,100 homes. The project will avoid 133,035,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually while delivering clean, renewable, reliable power to Alabama's electricity consumers.
HGE filed a Notice of Intent and Preliminary Application Document (NOI-PAD) with FERC in August 2012 and conducted numerous stakeholder consultations while preparing the draft license application. HGE expects to file a final license application by the end of 2013 and hopes to begin construction in late 2014 or early 2015. The Claiborne Lock & Dam ranks 8th on the U.S. Department of Energy's Top 100 Non-Powered Dams in the United States.
In September 2012, HGE filed a final license application for the proposed 4 MW Braddock Locks & Dam Project near Pittsburgh, PA. HGE expects FERC to issue an operating license for the Braddock Project in July 2013 and is aiming to begin construction in late 2013 or early 2014.
Hydro Green Energy, which maintains headquarters in Westmont, IL, focuses on developing new, low-impact hydropower projects, the rehabilitation of existing hydropower assets no longer in service and the addition of new hydropower at underperforming projects. At certain sites, HGE deploys its proprietary modular hydropower system. HGE is actively developing new hydropower projects in the United States and Latin America.
In the U.S., HGE holds permits for the development of 340 MW of new hydropower capacity at non-powered dams in 14 states.
For more information on the Claiborne Project, please visit http://hgenergy.com/index.php/projects/licensing-activities/claiborne-lock-dam/Print News Release