Gridflex Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 5425-5426 [2020-01691]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2020 / Notices Dated: January 24, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2020–01693 Filed 1–29–20; 8:45 am] [Project No. 15020–000] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Gridflex Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP20–445–000. Applicants: Enable Mississippi River Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate Filing—City of Bismark RP18–923 & RP20–131 Settlement to be effective 1/1/2019. Filed Date: 1/22/20. Accession Number: 20200122–5010. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/3/20. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Docket Numbers: RP20–446–000. Applicants: Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: MNUS Cleanup Filing—Removing NC Agrmt K210198 to be effective 2/22/2020. Filed Date: 1/22/20. Accession Number: 20200122–5041. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/3/20. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified date(s). Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: January 23, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–01592 Filed 1–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jan 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 On January 6, 2020, Gridflex Energy, LLC (Gridflex) filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Eldorado Pumped Storage Project to be located in Clark County, Nevada. Gridflex subsequently amended its application on January 10, 2020. 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 project would consist of the following: (1) An upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 5,500 acre feet at elevation of 3,520 feet mean sea level (msl), and a surface area of 104 acres; (2) two upper reservoir dams, the first dam would be 110-foot-high and the second would be 60-foot-high, each upper reservoir dam would have a crest length of 1,100 feet; (3) a lower reservoir having a total storage capacity of 5,500 acre feet at elevation of 2,100 msl and a surface area of 102 acres (Alternative A) or a lower reservoir having a total storage capacity of 5,500 acre feet at elevation of 2,420 msl and a surface area of 95 acres (Alternative B); (4) a lower reservoir dam with a maximum height of 55 feet and a crest length of 8,720 feet (Alternative A) or a lower reservoir dam with a maximum height of 120 feet and having a crest length of 5,600 feet (Alternative B); (5) a 1,300-foot-long, 22foot-diameter vertical power shaft, a 5,000-foot-long, 22-foot-diameter headrace tunnel, and a 7,000-foot-long, 25-foot-diameter tailrace tunnel (Alternative A) or a 1,000-foot-long, 19foot-diameter vertical power shaft, a 4,000-foot-long, 19-foot-diameter headrace tunnel, and a 5,000-foot-long, 22-foot-diameter tailrace tunnel (Alternative B); (6) an underground 400foot-long, 80-foot-wide, 120-foot-high, underground powerhouse (Alternative A) or a 350-foot-long, 80-foot-wide, 120foot-high, underground powerhouse (Alternative B); (7) three 250-Megawatt (MW) variable speed reversible pump PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5425 turbines and motor-generators (Alternative A) or three 200-Megawatt (MW) variable speed reversible pump turbines and motor-generators (Alternative B), with a 1,420-feet or 1,100-feet of operating head, respectively; (8) a new twin circuit 230 kilovolt (kV), 5.5-mile-long transmission line with an interconnection at the Eldorado Substation near Boulder City, Nevada; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The applicant is considering multiple sources of water for the initial fill and makeup water including the Southern Nevada Water Authority. The estimated annual generation of the Project would be 1,314,000 Megawatt-hours MWh (Alternative A) or 1,051,200 MWh (Alternative B). Applicant Contact: Mr. Matthew Shapiro, CEO, Gridflex Energy, LLC, 424 W Pueblo St., #A, Boise, ID 83702; (208) 246–9925. FERC Contact: Benjamin Mann; Email: benjamin.mann@ferc.gov; phone: (202) 502–8127. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: Sixty (60) days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications using the Commission’s eFiling system at 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, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–15020–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the eLibrary link of Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–15020) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 5426 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2020 / Notices Dated: January 24, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–01691 Filed 1–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Commissioner and Staff Attendance at North American Electric Reliability Corporation Meetings The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hereby gives notice that members of the Commission and/or Commission staff may attend the following meetings: North American Electric Reliability Corporation Member Representatives Committee and Board of Trustees Meetings Board of Trustees Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, Compliance Committee, and Technology and Security Committee Meetings Westdrift Manhattan Beach, 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 February 5 (8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Pacific time) and February 6 (8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Pacific time), 2020 Further information regarding these meetings may be found at: http:// www.nerc.com/Pages/Calendar.aspx. The discussions at the meetings, which are open to the public, may address matters at issue in the following Commission proceedings: Docket No. RR20–2, North American Electric Reliability Corporation For further information, please contact Jonathan First, 202–502–8529, or jonathan.first@ferc.gov. Dated: January 23, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–01599 Filed 1–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. DI20–1–000] Cornell Engineers for a Sustainable World; Notice of Declaration of Intention and Soliciting Comments, Protests, and Motions To Intervene Take notice that the following application has been filed with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jan 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Declaration of Intention. b. Docket No: DI20–1–000. c. Date Filed: October 17, 2019. d. Applicant: Cornell Engineers for a Sustainable World. e. Name of Project: Cascadilla Creek Pico Hydro Project. f. Location: The proposed Cascadilla Creek Pico Hydro Project would be located on Cascadilla Creek, in the city of Ithaca, in Tompkins County, New York. g. Filed Pursuant to: Section 23(b)(1) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 817(b) (2012). h. Applicant Contact: Vernon Rippeon; email: vr324@cornell.edu; Agent Contact: Dr. Francis Vanek, Room 307, Hollister Hall, 527 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853, telephone: (607) 255– 2718; email: fmv3@cornell.edu. i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Jennifer Polardino, (202) 502–6437, or email: Jennifer.Polardino@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene is: Thirty (30) days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, protests, and motions to intervene using the Commission’s eFiling system at 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, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number DI20–1–000. k. Description of Project: The proposed run-of-river Cascadilla Creek Pico Hydro Project would consist of: (1) A 12-kilovolt tractor alternator with an output of 2.16 kilowatts; (2) a transmission line that is 20–60 feet from project facilities and (3) appurtenant facilities. When a Declaration of Intention is filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Power Act requires the Commission to investigate and determine if the project would affect the interests of interstate or foreign commerce. The Commission also PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determines whether or not the project: (1) Would be located on a navigable waterway; (2) would occupy public lands or reservations of the United States; (3) would utilize surplus water or water power from a government dam; or (4) would be located on a nonnavigable stream over which Congress has Commerce Clause jurisdiction and would be constructed or enlarged after 1935. l. Locations of the Application: This filing may be viewed on the Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above and in the Commission’s Public Reference Room located at 888 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS, PROTESTS, and MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, as applicable, and the Docket Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. A copy of any Motion to Intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. p. Agency Comments: Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 15020-000]


Gridflex Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On January 6, 2020, Gridflex Energy, LLC (Gridflex) filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Eldorado Pumped Storage Project to be located in Clark County, Nevada. 
Gridflex subsequently amended its application on January 10, 2020. 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 project would consist of the following: (1) An upper 
reservoir having a total storage capacity of 5,500 acre feet at 
elevation of 3,520 feet mean sea level (msl), and a surface area of 104 
acres; (2) two upper reservoir dams, the first dam would be 110-foot-
high and the second would be 60-foot-high, each upper reservoir dam 
would have a crest length of 1,100 feet; (3) a lower reservoir having a 
total storage capacity of 5,500 acre feet at elevation of 2,100 msl and 
a surface area of 102 acres (Alternative A) or a lower reservoir having 
a total storage capacity of 5,500 acre feet at elevation of 2,420 msl 
and a surface area of 95 acres (Alternative B); (4) a lower reservoir 
dam with a maximum height of 55 feet and a crest length of 8,720 feet 
(Alternative A) or a lower reservoir dam with a maximum height of 120 
feet and having a crest length of 5,600 feet (Alternative B); (5) a 
1,300-foot-long, 22-foot-diameter vertical power shaft, a 5,000-foot-
long, 22-foot-diameter headrace tunnel, and a 7,000-foot-long, 25-foot-
diameter tailrace tunnel (Alternative A) or a 1,000-foot-long, 19-foot-
diameter vertical power shaft, a 4,000-foot-long, 19-foot-diameter 
headrace tunnel, and a 5,000-foot-long, 22-foot-diameter tailrace 
tunnel (Alternative B); (6) an underground 400-foot-long, 80-foot-wide, 
120-foot-high, underground powerhouse (Alternative A) or a 350-foot-
long, 80-foot-wide, 120-foot-high, underground powerhouse (Alternative 
B); (7) three 250-Megawatt (MW) variable speed reversible pump turbines 
and motor-generators (Alternative A) or three 200-Megawatt (MW) 
variable speed reversible pump turbines and motor-generators 
(Alternative B), with a 1,420-feet or 1,100-feet of operating head, 
respectively; (8) a new twin circuit 230 kilovolt (kV), 5.5-mile-long 
transmission line with an interconnection at the Eldorado Substation 
near Boulder City, Nevada; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The 
applicant is considering multiple sources of water for the initial fill 
and makeup water including the Southern Nevada Water Authority. The 
estimated annual generation of the Project would be 1,314,000 Megawatt-
hours MWh (Alternative A) or 1,051,200 MWh (Alternative B).
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Matthew Shapiro, CEO, Gridflex Energy, LLC, 
424 W Pueblo St., #A, Boise, ID 83702; (208) 246-9925.
    FERC Contact: Benjamin Mann; Email: [email protected]; phone: 
(202) 502-8127.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: Sixty (60) days from the issuance of this 
notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the 
requirements of 18 CFR 4.36.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications using the Commission's eFiling system at 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 
[email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, 
Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include 
docket number P-15020-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the eLibrary link of 
Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-15020) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.


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    Dated: January 24, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-01691 Filed 1-29-20; 8:45 am]
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