Quincy competing with private company for Hydro permits at Lock and Dam 24
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Free Flow Power out of Boston also interested in Clarksville site
On May 1, 2012, City of Quincy and FFP Project 109, LLC filed preliminary permit applications pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act proposing to study the feasibility of a hydropower project, to be located at the existing Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 24 on the Mississippi River, near the city of Clarksville in Pike County, Missouri and Calhoun County, Illinois.
City of Quincy’s application is for a successive preliminary permit. Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 24 is owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owner’s express permission.
City of Quincy’s proposed project would consist of: (1) sixty new 500-kilowatt submersible low-head turbine-generator units, having a total combined generating capacity of 30 megawatts; (2) one of three transmission line alternatives: a 2.7-mile-long section of an existing, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line that is part of the Missouri electric power grid, or a 4.2-mile-long portion of an existing 12.5-kilovolt transmission line that is part of the Illinois electric power grid that would be upgraded to 34.5-kilovolt, or a 6.7-mile-long portion of an existing 12.5-kilovolt transmission line that is part of the Illinois electric power grid that would be upgraded to 34.5-kilovolts; (3) new switchyard; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of 154 gigawatt-hours.