In a ruling issued yesterday, FERC reinstated the license for School Street project issued in February 2007, thereby giving a serious blow to Green Island Power Authority’s (GIPA’s) plan to get a license for their proposed 100 MW Cohoes Falls project, just downstream of the current School Street site. The project is located on the Mohawk River in Albany and Saratoga Counties, New York.
The $440 million price tag to expand the Holtwood hydropower project has forced PPL to withdraw its application filed last year to increase capacity at the existing project.
PPL Corporation had plans to increase the capacity of the existing project by 125 MW.PPL currently has a FERC license that expires in 2014.
The amendment would also have extended the license term for until 2030, in the absence of which PPL will now have to start relicensing process next year.