Company Gets Federal Approval for Hydroelectric Plant on Mon River

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 
16 July 2015

Dallas-based Hydro Green Energy won approval this week from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a $15 million hydroelectric project at the Braddock Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River, the agency said Thursday.

The company's license allows it to operate its planned 5.25 megawatt hydro plant for 50 years, said CEO Mike Maley.

The company hopes to begin construction on the project when it receives approval from the Army Corps of Engineers for its building plans. Construction should take about a year, he said.

If the project is built, Hydro Green Energy would be the first company to operate a hydroelectric power plant in Allegheny County. The project would produce enough power for about 5,250 homes, according to the company.

Hydro Green has 15 projects planned across the country. It is awaiting final licenses for other projects, similar to its Braddock proposal, on the Allegheny River near Oakmont and on the Monongahela River near Morgantown, W.Va.

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