June 24, 2019
FLTF files for Preliminary Permit to Obtain Hydroelectric Power License
for Edenville Dam
On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a motion by Boyce Hydro to reconsider the revocation of the Edenville dam hydroelectric power license. The FERC summary states:
“FERC denies reconsideration and dismisses license transfer application H-2, Boyce Hydro Power, LLC, Project No. 10808-066. The order denies Boyce Hydro Power’s motion requesting that the Commission reconsider the revocation of the license for the Edenville Project, located in Gladwin and Midland counties, Michigan." The order also dismisses as moot Boyce Hydro’s application to transfer the project license to Wolverine Hydro, LLC.
This action was expected and now makes it possible for Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF) to submit a preliminary permit to pursue the license. As a next step, with support and cooperation from Boyce, FLTF filed for a Preliminary Permit to obtain a hydroelectric power license for the Edenville Dam.
This activity is aligned with the planned path forward to manage lake levels under state regulations. The power assets and license are being funded independently of the Special Assessment District (SAD) (i.e. money from the SAD will not cover these costs). Acquiring the license does not change the tentative estimated assessment for lake properties. There is considerable work and time required to assess the feasibility of returning hydroelectric power to the Edenville dam.
Continue to watch our website for additional information as it becomes available.