The Mongaup River hydroelectric facilities operate under three licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (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, and jointly referred to as the "licensee") are the joint holders of all three licenses. The facilities' current licenses were issued in 1992 and expire in 2022. The licensee is seeking to relicense all three projects concurrently using the Integrated Licensing Process.
On September 12, 2017, as part of Scoping Document 2, the FERC issued a revised schedule for the Integrated Licensing Process for the Mongaup River facilities. That schedule is available here:
The next upcoming milestone dates are as follows:
|Responsible Party||Pre-Filing Milestone||Date||FERC Regulation|
|Mandatory Conditioning Agencies||File Any Study Disputes||March 1, 2018||5.14(a)|
|Licensee||First Study Season||2018||5.15(a)|
|Licensee||File Initial Study Report||February 9, 2019||5.15(c)(1)|
Studies in Support of Relicensing
On January 10, 2018, the Licensee developed and filed a Revised Study Plan ("RSP") (available in the Documents section below). Stakeholders filed comments with the FERC regarding the RSP, and on February 9, 2018, the FERC issued its Study Plan Determination, approving the Licensee's RSP with modifications. The Licensee will conduct studies during the remainder of 2018 and file an Initial Study Report with the FERC by February 9, 2019.
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-10482 for Swinging Bridge; P-10481 for Mongaup Falls; and P-9690 for Rio. Filings related to all three projects will show up under any of the above searches.
The licensee is making available its major document submissions and major FERC orders on this website:
At the same time, the Licensee also filed with FERC drawings classified as Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) by FERC, as well as financial information considered Privileged. These were filed as Volumes II and III of the PAD and are not available for public distribution.
Clarification submitted on March 31, 2017:
Proposed Study Plan submitted on September 12, 2017:
Proposed Study Plan Meeting on October 4, 2017:
Additional Information Provided December 1, 2017:
Revised Study Plan submitted on January 10, 2018:
Letter Regarding Schedules for Studies and Proposed Construction of Unit 3, January 29, 2018:
FERC Study Plan Determination Order issued February 9, 2018:
The Licensee will provide hard copies of any of the above public documents upon request. A reproduction cost fee of $0.25/page will apply to such requests. Please use the link below to download a request form and mail the completed form, along with a check for the reproduction cost fee, to Eagle Creek to request a hard copy of any document.
Contact and Communications
If you have questions about the relicensing process, please contact Jim Gibson at HDR, Inc., which is providing support to Eagle Creek during the relicensing process. His contact information is:
The licensee will be using email and electronic communications throughout this relicensing process. If you would like to request to join our relicensing email list, please provide your email address using the link below.