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 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/hydropower/gen-info/licensing/licen-pro.asp. Currently, the process is in the first stage: the licensees have filed a notice of intent, preliminary application document, request to use TLP, and newspaper notice. Once the FERC has approved the use of the TLP, the licensees will conduct a Joint Agency Meeting and Site Visit.
NOI, PAD, and TLP Request
On May 31, 2019, the licensees filed with the FERC a Notice of Intent (NOI) to file an application for a new license, a Pre-Application Document (PAD) for the Schoolfield project, and a request for approval to use the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP). These documents are available for download below. The filing of the NOI officially initiates the process of relicensing for the Schoolfield facility. The TLP request specifies which of the three approved processes the licensees are choosing to follow in its relicensing application process. 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.
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.
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.