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Maine hydropower relicensing status report

Betsy Elder

Maine hydropower relicensing status report

by Betsy Elder

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Published by Executive Dept., Maine State Planning Office in [Augusta, Me.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Maine.
    • Subjects:
    • Hydroelectric power plants -- Law and legislation -- Maine.,
    • Hydroelectric power plants -- Licenses -- Maine.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared by Betsy Elder.
      ContributionsMaine. State Planning Office.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsMLCM 93/01691 (H)
      The Physical Object
      Pagination95 p. in various pagings :
      Number of Pages95
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1988863M
      LC Control Number90621409
      OCLC/WorldCa21141605

      Project Description: Consumers Energy operates 11 hydropower projects on three rivers in the lower panhandle of Michigan. The largest of these is the Foote Project located on the Au Sable River (FERC project number ). New licenses were issued for each of the projects on J that incorporated conditions of a settlement agreement negotiated between Consumers Energy, the . The project’s projected lifespan is 40 years, and Hydro-Québec would be obligated to provide energy to customers in Maine, if they want it, after the initial 20 years. What would it cost? CMP pegged the cost at $ million, although some analysts predict it would be more, when financing costs and a $ million incentives package CMP is.

      This report documents today`s hydropower licensing and development status based on published data as follows: (a) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) databases, maintained by FERC`s Office of Hydropower Licensing, of: (1) operating FERC-regulated projects, federal projects, and known unlicensed projects; (2) surrendered licenses; and, (3) recent licensing and relicensing actions; (b.   A new report on Maine’s hydropower potential found limited opportunities to expand power generation at existing dams, but suggests the state could encourage hydropower development by .

      of aquatic life criteria in Maine’s Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment [(d)] Report for many years. This problem will need to be addressed during relicensing of the West Branch Canal Dam (as part of the Penobscot Mills Project) regardless of class. The same. The physical, demographic, and economic characteristics of the Penobscot River basin in central Maine are described. Data are presented on existing and potential water resource developments and on water use by the single thermal power plant in the basin. The statistics on potential and retired hydro.


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Maine hydropower relicensing status report by Betsy Elder Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hydropower -- State Process. The Maine Waterway Development and Conservation Act (MWDCA), which includes Ti Chapter 5, §§ and Department Rules, Chapterrequire that a permit be issued for the construction, reconstruction, or structural alteration (including some maintenance and repair) of new or existing hydropower projects.

Maine Hydropower Relicensing Status Report. Maine State Planning Office, January In addition to the above, natural resources are specifically protected by. Augusta, Maine Fees Paid_____ Telephone: Date Fees Received_____ REQUEST FOR CONSULTATION HYDROPOWER PROJECT LICENSING/RELICENSING This form shall be used to request consultation review and comments for the proposed federal licensing or relicensing of a hydropower project.

Hydropower is capital intensive and has a long payback period, making the economics of most new projects marginal. A survey of hydropower developers found that the three greatest hurdles to hydropower development in Maine are perceived to be (1) project permitting/licensing, (2) project financing, and (3) infrastructure limitations.

Summary statistics for citations found in hydropower relicensing documents from projects in the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers, Maine, from Citations were categorized by informational source (federal, FERC, licensee, other, peer-review, state, and academic) as cited by NOAA Fisheries, FERC, and Licensee authors.

Relicensing Activity in Maine Since55 Maine hydropower dams have been relicensed. Another 11 dams are currently pending for relicensing, with more dams due for relicensing in coming years. And one dam—the Edwards Dam in Augusta—has been removed after relicensing.

Licensing and Relicensing Status Report,” dated Maywhich was prepared by the former State Planning Office. In planning to meet this directive, Department research has led to the conclusion that the report has become part of the report entitled, Hydropower Projects in Maine.

Starting in the year. Hydropower SMUD's Upper American River Project (UARP), consisting of 11 reservoirs and eight powerhouses, generates enough electricity to meet about 20 percent of SMUD's customer demand. In a normal water year, the UARP provides roughly billion kilowatt-hours of electricity – enough energy to power abouthomes.

Hydropower, Salmon and the Penobscot River (Maine, USA): Pursuing Improved Environmental and Energy Outcomes Through Participatory Decision-Making and Basin-Scale Decision Context Authors Jeffrey J. Opperman. Small hydropower dams are proliferating around the world, driven in part by policies to promote renewable electricity.

Though assumed to be low impact, instead small hydropower. fish passage at hydropower dams on the penobscot & kennebec rivers sarah vogel¹, m.s. student in wildlife ecology jessica jansujwicz¹² & joseph zydlewski³¹, co-advisors ¹university of maine, department of wildlife, fisheries, and con servation biology ²university of maine, senator george j.

mitchell center for sust ainability solutions. My Account or by calling We aren’t disconnecting power due to non-payment through Jan.

4, and have tips to avoid scams. Read our latest COVID updates. The possibility of a comprehensive approach to hydropower licensing and fish passage restoration was facilitated by the tabling of the dispute over FPA-reservation status, the specter of contentious battles over fish passage for individual relicensing processes, and the consolidated ownership of the lower Penobscot dams under one company.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is submitting this report to the Joint Standing Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources pursuant to 38 M.R.S.A. § (Public LawChapter ). This statute requires the Department to list the applications pending for hydropower water quality.

Hydropower relicensing to incorporate wildlife needs. Service biologists recently met with state and federal fishery managers, state agencies, fish researchers from USGS-Conte Lab and non-government organizations on the five upcoming hydropower relicenses on the Connecticut River.

Hydropower Projects. Hydropower is derived from the energy of falling water and running water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes.

Since ancient times, hydropower has supported irrigation and the operation of devices that provide power for sawmills and textile mills. Handy Hydropower Summaries. W elcome to the growing library of hydropower license and summary settlement provisions. Hydro Services; Publication Date: Tue Mar 31 EDT Research Org.: Alabama Power Company, Stevenson, AL (United States) Sponsoring Org.: USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W) OSTI Identifier: Report Number(s): DOE-APC-EE DOE Contract Number: EE A report regarding the relicensing of the Ellsworth and Graham Lake Dams, Union River, Maine_9_ DSF_American Eel Passage Safety_9_22_ Maine Dept.

of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife_Graham Lake Water Level Concerns 6_17_ DSF Complaint Regarding Fish Kill and License Violation_10_7_ DSF Protest of Fish Kills 10_5_ Maine and hydropower interests contested the tribe’s status as a Federal “reserva- tion,” as defined by the FP A.

This dispute loomed as a major unresolved issue. This report analyzes basin-wide approaches to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing process for non-federal hydropower projects. In the United States there are 1, active FERC-licensed hydroelectric projects with a total capacity of 56, MW.

Tom Verde reports on the fight over the relicensing of many of the country's hydroelectric dams. Two hundred and thirty dams are up for Federal relicensing this year. Environmentalists have seized on recent legislation in asking Federal regulators to look more closely at the ecological impact of dams.Uses of bioassessment data in Maine include monitoring and assessment, status and trends reporting ((b) reports), Total Maximum Daily Load evaluations ((d) listings), support for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting, watershed assessments, enforcement and litigation support, habitat modification evaluation for.

TRANSMISSION: Maine utility regulators unanimously approved a mile transmission line to import Canadian hydropower, saying its benefits outweighed any potential negative impacts. (New Hampshire Public Radio) ALSO: • Eversource is continuing its fight to save the Northern Pass transmission line, which would serve the same purpose as the Maine project, as it prepares for oral [ ].