Relicensing

Of the 87 facilities Eagle Creek owns and operates, 86 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 69 of Eagle Creek's projects and has exempted 17 others from licensing. One project is outside of the FERC jurisdiction and has a state-issued permit.
 

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 23 relicensing proceedings in progress.

In Public Relicensing 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).

Hackett Mills
Hackett Mills
The Hackett Mills facility operates under a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Hackett Mills Hydro Associates (a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) is the licensee for the facility. The facility's current license was issued in 1984 and expires in 2024. On August 29, 2019, the licensee filed documents with the FERC to initiate the relicensing of the project using the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP).
Rockton Powerhouse
Janesville (Central), Beloit, Rockton, Dixon

The Janesville (also known as Central), Beloit, Rockton, and Dixon facilities operate under licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Midwest Hydro, LLC and STS Hydropower, LLC (both subsidiaries of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) are the licensees for the facilities. The facilities' current licenses expire between December 2023 and August 2024. On August 30, 2019, the licensees filed documents with the FERC to initiate the relicensing of the projects using the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP).

Sartell Hydro
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. On February 27, 2020, the licensee filed documents with the FERC to initiate the relicensing of the project using the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP).

Worumbo Project
Worumbo

The Worumbo facility operates under a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Brown Bear II Hydro, Inc. (a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) is the licensee for the facility. The facility's current license was issued in 1985 and expires in 2025. On November 23, 2020, the licensee filed documents with the FERC (available below) to initiate the relicensing of the project using the Integrated Licensing Process (ILP).

Lake Lynn Project
Lake Lynn

The Lake Lynn Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2459) is located on the Cheat River, in Monongalia County, West Virginia near the City of Morgantown, and in Fayette County, Pennsylvania near the Borough of Point Marion, Pennsylvania. The Project currently operates under a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) that expires November 30, 2024. Lake Lynn initiated the federal relicensing of the Project in August 2019 by filing a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Pre-Application Document (PAD) with FERC.

Awaiting Final FERC Determination
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

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. On March 30, 2020, the licensees filed Final License Applications with the FERC. More Info

Phoenix Relicensing

Overview

The Phoenix facility operates under a license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Oswego Hydro Partners, LP (a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy) is the licensee for the facility. The facility's current license was issued in 1986 and expires in 2026. On February 26, 2021, the licensee filed documents with the FERC (available below) to initiate the relicensing of the project using the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP).

 

Licensing Process

The licensee is following a FERC process known as the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP). The TLP is one of three approved processes, described on the FERC website here: https://www.ferc.gov/industries-data/hydropower/licensing/licensing-processes. Currently, the process is in the first stage: the licensees have filed notices of intent, preliminary application documents, requests to use TLP, and newspaper notices. The licensee will provide further information on this website during the process.

NOI, PAD, and TLP Request

On February 26, 2021, the licensee filed with the FERC a Notice of Intent (NOI) to file an application for a new license and a Pre-Application Document (PAD) for the Phoenix project. These documents are available for download below. The filing of the NOI officially initiates the process of relicensing for the Phoenix project. The PAD contains a detailed summary of information about the project for all stakeholders to review at the beginning of the process. Some of the information presented in the PAD is considered Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) as defined by 18 CFR §388.113(c). Such information has been removed from the public version of the PAD. In accordance with the FERC's filing guidelines, all CEII is included in a separate volume. In addition, some of the information presented in the PAD contains confidential financial information as defined by 18 CFR §388.112, which has been removed from the public version of the PAD and has been filed in accordance with the FERC's filing guidelines as a separate volume.

Documents

All filings related to the relicensing process are available from the FERC's eLibrary website: elibrary.ferc.gov. Search for filings by project number: P-4113. The licensee is making available its major document submissions and major FERC orders on this website

Contact and Communications

Questions about the Phoenix relicensing process may be directed to Matthew Nini at matthew.nini@eaglecreekre.com.The licensee will continue to post public information regarding the relicensing of the Phoenix facility as the process continues.

Relicensing Coming Soon