WESTMONT, IL (September 17, 2012) – Hydro Green Energy (HGE), a renewable energy company with proprietary hydropower technology, today announced that it has filed a license application at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its proposed 3.75 MW low-impact hydropower project on the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh, PA.
“The filing of the license application represents another milestone for Hydro Green Energy on this exciting hydropower project,” said Michael P. Maley, President & CEO of HGE. “We look forward to continuing our collaborative work with our State and Federal stakeholders to ensure the efficient development of our innovative, clean and low-impact project.”
The Braddock Project will serve as HGE’s first power project since the deployment of its Hastings Project, which was the nation’s first FERC-licensed, grid-connected hydrokinetic power project. At the Braddock Project, HGE will deploy its second generation hydropower technology, which is designed to minimize the environmental impacts and development timelines of traditional hydropower installations.
In September 2011, HGE was awarded $1.8 million in competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for advanced research, development and deployment of its low-head hydropower turbine and modular hydropower system. The DOE grants, which are being utilized at the Braddock Project, will help HGE complete the design of its hydropower turbine, known as the “modular bulb turbine (MTB),” and assist in the installation of the hydropower system.
The Braddock Project, located at a non-powered navigational dam operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is expected to generate over 24 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, enough clean power for approximately 2,300 homes annually. HGE seeks to deploy the project in late 2013.
The FERC license application was formally submitted by Lock+™ Hydro Friends Fund XLII, a wholly-owned project development subsidiary of Hydro Green Energy. For additional information, please visit http://www.hgenergy.com/