July 16, 2013
Dam proposed for South Fork Skykomish would be an economic loser
New Analysis Reveals Extreme Unprofitability of Proposed Sunset Falls Hydropower Project
A combination of challenges including low water levels on the Mississippi has forced a developer to surrender the permits it held to study the feasibility of hydrokinetic projects on the Mississippi River.
A letter filed before FERC by Free Flow Power on June 17 states “pursuing development of the Projects at this time is not viable.” Free Flow Power, a Massachusetts based company, had been exploring development of hydrokinetic energy projects on the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO to the Gulf of Mexico.
The recent drought and record low water levels on the Mississippi River has forced a proponent of hydrokinetic energy projects on the Mississippi river to reconsider its proposal.