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.
The additional generation at Raquette River project in New York will now be eligible to receive tax credits under EPAct 2005.Yesterday FERC issued a letter certifying that the four developments in the project owned by Erie Boulevard had generated 24912 kWh more than the historic annual generation of 70,271 kWh.A license amendment issued in late 2006 had allowed the project to increase the capacity by 6 MW. The amendment had also changed the project from a peaking mode to run-of-river mode.
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FERC to accept an application which it states is virtually the same as the one submitted to FERC in December 2007 (and withdrawn in December 2008).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.