FERC issues preliminary permit for Hook Canyon Pumped Storage project


FERC issued a preliminary permit for a proposed 60MW pumped storage project on Fish Hook Creek in Utah. From FERC's order (for docket P-12707):

On July 3, 2006, Hook Canyon Energy, LLC (permittee) filed an application for a three-year preliminary permit under Section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) to study the proposed Hook Canyon Pump Storage Project No. 12707. The project would be located on Fish Hook Creek, in Rich County, Utah. The proposed project would consist of: (1) a proposed 160-foot-high dam; (2) a reservoir with a surface area of 65 acres and a storage capacity of 1,210 acre-feet at normal maximum water surface elevation of 6,726 feet; (3) a proposed 144-inch diameter, 4,600-foot-long steel penstock; (4) a proposed powerhouse containing two generating units having an installed capacity of 60 MW; (5) a switchyard; (6) a proposed 10.6-mile-long, 67-kV transmission line, and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of approximately 175 GWh (gigawatthours). The permittee plans to sell the generated energy.