Relicensing

Of the 65 facilities Eagle Creek owns and operates, 64 are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Any hydroelectric power plant on navigable waters or public lands or affecting interstate commerce must be authorized by the FERC. The FERC authorizes projects either by issuing a license or, in the case of some smaller projects, by determining that the project is exempt from licensing but authorized to operate. The FERC has issued licenses to 47 of Eagle Creek's projects and has exempted 16 others from licensing.

FERC logoFERC project licenses are issued for a term of 30 to 50 years. At the end of each term, the licensee must apply for a new license term. The application process generally starts 5-6 years in advance of the expiration. Eagle Creek currently has eleven projects in various stages of the relicensing process and four more for which it will be initiating a relicensing process in 2019.

In Public Relicensing Process
Mongaup Falls Dam
Swinging Bridge, Mongaup Falls, Rio

The Mongaup River hydroelectric facilities operate under three licenses issued by the FERC: Swinging Bridge is Project No. 10482; Mongaup Falls is Project No. 10481; and Rio is Project No. 9690. Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, Eagle Creek Land Resources, LLC, and Eagle Creek Water Resources, LLC (all subsidiaries of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) jointly hold all three licenses. The facilities' current licenses were issued in 1992 and expire in 2022. The licensees are seeking to relicense the projects using the Integrated Licensing Process.

Alice Falls
Alice Falls

The Alice Falls facility operates under a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Alice Falls Hydro, LLC (a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) is the licensee for the facility. The facility's current license was issued in 1983 and expires in 2023. On September 28, 2018, the licensee filed documents with the FERC to initiate the relicensing of the project using the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP).

Lakeport
Lakeport

The Lakeport facility operates under a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Lakeport Hydroelectric One, LLC (a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) is the licensee for the facility. The facility's current license was issued in 1983 and expires in 2023. On August 31, 2018, the licensee filed documents with the FERC to initiate the relicensing of the project using the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP).

Reusens
Reusens

The Reusens facility operates under a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Eagle Creek Reusens Hydro, LLC (a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) is the licensee for the facility. The facility's current license was issued in 1994 and expires in 2024. On February 28, 2019, the licensee filed documents with the FERC to initiate the relicensing of the project using the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP).

Schoolfield
Schoolfield

The Schoolfield facility operates under a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). STS Hydropower, LLC (a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) and the City of Danville, VA are the co-licensees for the facility. The facility's current license was issued in 1994 and expires in 2024. On May 31, 2019, the licensees filed documents with the FERC to initiate the relicensing of the project using the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP).

Awaiting Final FERC Determination
Beaver Falls Upper and Lower

Beaver Falls Upper and Lower are licensed separately as FERC projects 2593 and 2823, respectively. The license for Upper was scheduled to expire at the end of 2017, while the license for Lower expires in September 2019. Eagle Creek has filed with the FERC to combine the two projects into one new license. They continue to operate, with Upper on an extension to its current license, while the FERC considers Eagle Creek's application. The FERC is currently completing its internal Environmental Assessment of the license application and related studies.

Great Falls

The Great Falls facility operates under a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The City of Paterson, NJ and Great Falls Hydroelectric Company (a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) are the co-licensees for the facility. The facility's current license was issued in 1981 and expires in 2021. On February 28, 2019, the co-licensees filed a Final License Application with the FERC.  More Info

Turners Falls

The Turners Falls facility operates under a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Turners Falls Hydro, LLC (a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) is the licensee for the facility. The facility's current license was issued in 1990 and expires in 2021. On February 5, 2019, the licensee filed a Final License Application with the FERC. More Info

Relicensing Coming Soon
Rock River Hydro Facilities

The Janesville, Beloit, Rockton, and Dixon facilities on the Rock River in Wisconsin and Illinois are all licensed by the FERC as projects P-2347, P-2348, P-2373, and P-2446, respectively. The FERC has authorized the extension of the current licenses for Beloit, Rockton, and Dixon to August 31, 2024 to match the license expiration of Janesville and allow all four facilities to be relicensed concurrently.  Midwest Hydro, LLC (licensee for Janesville, Beloit, and Rockton) and STS Hydropower, LLC (licensee for Dixon), both of which are subsidiaries of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, are preparing documentation to initiate the relicensing of the four projects. More information will be provided on this website in mid-2019.

Sartell

The Sartell facility is licensed by the FERC as project P-8315. The current license was issued in 1985 and expires in 2025. Eagle Creek Sartell Hydro, LLC (a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) is the licensee for the project.  The licensee is preparing documentation to initiate the relicensing of the Sartell project. More information will be provided on this website in early 2020.