Avista Gets 50-year License for Spokane River Projects

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Avista Corporation has received a new 50-year license to operate its Spokane River hydroelectric projects (P-2545).

Of the five developments, Post Falls is located in Idaho while the other four- Upper Falls, Monroe Street, Nine Mile and Long Lake, are located in Washington.

The new license issued by FERC yesterday, includes provisions from the settlement agreement reached between the licensee, agencies and other stakeholders. Such provisions include protection and mitigation measures for the natural resources affected by the project.

The 137.67 MW project occupies about 6,460 acres of federal and tribal lands, including about 5,996 acres that are part of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation.