On February 1, 2011, FFP Project 42 LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of hydropower on the Mississippi River, near Memphis, in Shelby County, Tennessee and near West Memphis, in Crittenden County Arkansas. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express permission.
The proposed Hope Field Point hydrokinetic project would consist of the following: (1) Up to 5,600 SmarTurbine generating units installed in arrays on the bottom of the river; (2) the total capacity of the installation would be up to 224,000 kilowatts; (3) flexible cables would convey each array's power to a metering station; and (4) a transmission line would interconnect with the power grid. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 490,560,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh), which would be sold to a local utility.
Applicant Contact: Ramya Swaminathan, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114; phone (978) 283-2822.
FERC Contact: Michael Spencer, (202) 502-6093.
Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; call toll-free at (866) 208-3676; or, for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.
More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the “eLibrary” link of the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-12938-002) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.Start Signature
Dated: August 3, 2011.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2011-20157 Filed 8-8-11; 8:45 am]
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