Company Gets Federal Approval for Hydroelectric Plant on Mon
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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