On April 1, 2015, FERC issued a new license for the 108.6 MW Yadkin-Pee Dee hydroelectric project in North Carolina. The project has been operating with an annual license since the license expired in 2008.
On October 16, FERC revoked the license for East Juliette hydroelectric project on the Ocmulgee River in Georgia due to its repeated failure to construct fish passage facilities as required by its 1985 license.
Coalition member American Rivers has reached a settlement agreement with Duke Energy and other stakeholders as part of the license renewal for the Catawba-Wateree project in North Carolina.
The agreement ends a five-year legal stalemate over the issuance of a state water quality permit needed for Duke’s new operating license for the Catawba-Wateree hydroelectric project.
FERC has terminated the license for the Whitney Mills hydroelectric project located on Lawsons Fork Creek, in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
The project ceased operation in July 2005 and in February 2014, the licensee for the project informed FERC of his intent to surrender the license for the project because the project was no longer economically viable to operate.
FERC’s dam safety officials have classified the dam as having “Low” hazard potential.