Given a mandate by Congress to streamline the licensing process for hydropower projects, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the FERC) piloted a two-year licensing process. FFP New Hydro’s project at Kentucky Lock and Dam #11 was the only project selected nationwide for this pilot process. Generating equipment will be installed in the unused lock chamber at this dam, which is owned by the Kentucky River Authority.
|Project||River||FERC No.||Expected COD||Design Capacity||Annual Generation||Dam Owner|
|Kentucky River L&D 11||Kentucky||P-14276||2022||5.0 MW||18.5 MWh||Kentucky River Authority|
This project will produce over
18,500 megawatt hours annually of low-cost, domestic energy that is safe, reliable and emissions-free.
1,700 Homes Powered
Investment in this project will provide hundreds of local jobs through construction, operation and maintenance.
The lifetime of this project is expected to exceed 80 years, contributing to the local economy for several generations.