Crown Hydro Meeting Notice

Here is the notice for the meeting that Crown Hydro is conducting on Tuesday.

The notice states that “Crown Hydro is preparing an application to amend its existing license to, in part, shift the location of the project’s powerhouse and discharge tunnel.”  

But in April FERC told Crown Hydro it can not amend its license.  It must start over.  So Crown Hydro’s asking for the public to comment on amending its license is confusing.

Furthermore, scheduling a meeting two days before Thanksgiving AND at 3:30 in the afternoon when many individuals will still be at work is not a convenient time.

Arlene Fried
Co-founder of Park Watch

Crown Hydro Public Meeting Next Tuesday: Regarding New River Location for Hydroelectric Facilities

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Crown Hydro is holding a public meeting to provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about the proposed changes to the planned Upper Saint Anthony Falls Hydroelectric Project, including a new project location approximately 150 feet north of the current licensed application, and to provide comments on the proposed project.
Crown Hydro Public Meeting
Date: Tuesday, November 26
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Pohlad Hall
Crown Hydro Notice of Meeting to Discuss Proposed Amendment to FERC License for Crown Mill Upper Saint Anthony Falls Hydroelectric Project
Crown Hydro, LLC holds a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) license to construct and operate the Crown Mill Upper Saint Anthony Falls Hydroelectric Project, Project No. 11175, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the west bank of the Mississippi River at Upper St. Anthony Falls. Crown Hydro is preparing an application to amend its existing license to, in part, shift the location of the project’s powerhouse and discharge tunnel. The proposed new powerhouse location would be approximately 150 feet north, in the headrace canal adjacent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s lock facility. To engage with the public and resource agencies, Crown Hydro has scheduled a consultation meeting with interested parties in order to solicit comments on its proposed license amendment.
The meeting will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about the proposed changes to the planned Crown Mill Upper Saint Anthony Falls Hydroelectric Project and to provide comments on the proposed project. More information about the project is available for download at www.crownhydroproject.com. If you would like to submit comments about the project, please provide your name, affiliation, address, along with your comments to crownhydro@gmail.com. Comments received by December 31, 2013 will be used as part of scoping for the license amendment process.
Questions and comments please contact: crownhydro@gmail.com