On October 16, FERC revoked the license for East Juliette hydroelectric project on the Ocmulgee River in Georgia due to its repeated failure to construct fish passage facilities as required by its 1985 license.
First certified in 2004, the Tallassee Shoals hydroelectric project on the Middle Oconee River in Georgia has applied for recertification of the facility with the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI).According to the application posted on the LIHI website, the project was constructed in 1984 and began operation in 1986. The project was licensed by FERC in 1983 (FERC No- P-6591) and has an installed capacity of 2.3 MW.In order to be certified by the Institute, a hydropower facility must meet criteria in the following eight areas:
Last week FERC issued a new license for operation of the 16.8 MW project in Cobb and Fulton counties in Georgia. This project occupies 14.4 acres of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.The Coalition and its members- American Rivers and Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper had sent in comments on the Environmental Assessment prepared by FERC for the project.
The Coastal Conservation League and American Rivers appealed Georgia's water quality certification for the City of Augusta's operation on the Augusta Canal and Diversion Dam. Lack of terms and conditions for any stream flow to be maintained in the four-mile long Augusta Shoals, a stretch of river whose flow is diverted at the dam, served as the basis for January' s appeal.