With approval from FERC, the Holtwood hydroelectric facility can now increase its capacity from 107.2MW to 195.5MW. FERC's order issued on October 30 has also extended the license term. With the extension, the license will now expire on August 31, 2030.
After withdrawing its application to add capacity to its Holtwood Project last year, PPL Corporation is now looking to revisit the plan. In a letter filed last Thursday, PPL has requested FERC to accept an application which it states is virtually the same as the one submitted to FERC in December 2007 (and withdrawn in December 2008).
PPL Montana has received approval from FERC to generate more power at the Rainbow development, one of nine hydroelectric developments in its Missouri-Madison project (P-2188).The license amendment approved last week will now allow expansion of the project by constructing a new powerhouse and adding two new turbines with a total generating capacity of 58 MW.
Through a license amendment to an existing project, the FERC has approved installation of hydrokinetic turbines at the Mississippi Lock and Dam Project #2 in Hastings, Minnesota.