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 licensee submitted documentation to the FERC to initiate the process of re-licensing the Schoolfield facility.
The licensees are 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/hydropower/gen-info/licensing/licen-pro.asp. Currently, the process is in the first stage: the licensee has filed a notice of intent, preliminary application document (PAD), request to use TLP, and newspaper notice; the FERC has approved the use of the TLP; and the licensees have conducted a Joint Agency Meeting (JAM) and Site Visit. The PAD and JAM presentation are available for download below. Interested parties have an opportunity to file written comments and study requests with the FERC and the licensees until November 18, 2019.
Comments and Study Requests
On September 18, 2019, the licensees conducted a Joint Agency Meeting (JAM) and Site Visit. The JAM presentation is available for download below. As described in the JAM presentation, the licensees are not proposing any resource studies at this time. Interested parties have 60 days from the date of the JAM and Site Visit (until November 18, 2019) to provide comments or study requests to the licensees. The process for providing comments and study requests is described on pages 45-46 of the JAM presentation.
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-2411.
The licensees are making available major document submissions, major FERC orders, and other relevant documents on this website.
Initial Submission on May 31, 2019:
- Transmittal Letter, NOI, Request to use TLP, and PAD (234 pages; 42.8 MB)
The licensees also filed with FERC drawings classified as Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) as defined by 18 CFR §388.113(c), as well as financial information considered Privileged as defined by 18 CFR §388.112. These were filed as Volumes II and III of the PAD and are not available for public distribution.
Joint Agency Meeting on September 18, 2019:
- Joint Agency Meeting Presentation (48 pages; 22.3 MB)
These documents are available on this site via the links above.
The licensee will also provide hard copies of any of the above 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 STS Hydropower, LLC, care of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, to request a hard copy of any document.
The licensees will continue to post public information regarding the relicensing of the Schoolfield facility as the process continues.