FERC issues preliminary permit for Mississipi Lock and Dam No. 20

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FERC issued a preliminary permit for a proposed 17.63MW project on the Mississippi River in Missouri and Illinois. From FERC's Order Issuing Preliminary Permit (for docket P-12723):

On August 18, 2006, the City of Quincy, Illinois (permittee) filed an application for a three-year preliminary permit under Section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) to study the proposed Mississippi Lock & Dam No. 20 Hydroelectric Project No. 12723. The project would be located at the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 20 on the Mississippi River, in Lewis, Missouri, and Adams Counties, Illinois.The proposed project would use the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 20, and consist of: (1) a proposed powerhouse containing 16 generating units with an installed capacity of 17.63 megawatts; (2) a proposed 12-mile-long, 34.5-kilovolt or a proposed 4-mile-long, 69-kilovolt transmission line; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation is estimated to be 68,527 megawatt hours.