Northern Illinois Hydropower LLC (NIH)
is an alternative energy developer. Currently, we are preparing to
license both the Brandon
Road Hydroelectric Project,
(FERC Project No. 12717) located on the Illinois Waterway in Will
County, Illinois, and Dresden
Island Hydroelectric Project, (FERC
Project No. 12626) located on the Illinois Waterway in Grundy County,
Illinois. Licensing is a multi-year, mandatory federal process
governed by the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC). The
FERC license will determine operations and guide the management of the
projects and the resources potentially affected by the project’s
operations for the next 30 to 50 years. This website provides public
information regarding the licensing of these two hydroelectric
including information related to upcoming licensing activities as well
as archiving information
pertaining to the licensing process. Other information regarding the
licensing of the two facilities may be
found on FERC’s website (http://www.ferc.gov)
The FERC licensing process for the Project will involve a variety of stakeholders, including state and federal resource agencies, state and local government, non-governmental organizations ("NGOs"), and other interested participants. Together with NIH, these stakeholders will work to address the operational, economic, and environmental issues associated with a license for the Project.
NIH applied to FERC and received preliminary permits to undertake site review and development of the two projects. FERC issued the preliminary permit for Dresden Island April 12, 2006 and the preliminary permit for Brandon Road November 21, 2006. NIH filed a License Application for Dresden Island on March 31, 2009 and a Final License Application for Brandon Road on May 27, 2009.
If you have additional questions or comments about licensing, or would like to participate in the process, please contact email@example.com.