Grand River Dam Authority’s (GRDA) relicensing of the Pensacola Hydroelectric Project will follow the Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) as designated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The first step in this process is the filing of a Notice of Intent (NOI) and a Pre-Application Document (PAD). The information in the PAD allows FERC and relicensing participants to identify data gaps and help form study requests to acquire information which will be needed in developing the new license.
Filings throughout the process will be made available to the public on this project relicensing website. Certain information may be restricted from publication on the relicensing website in accordance with FERC’s regulations protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) or in cases where the document contains sensitive information (e.g. cultural resource sites, sensitive species locations, etc.). GRDA will address requests for access to this information on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with applicable law, as needed during the relicensing process.
Integrated Licensing Process Steps
- GRDA files Pre-Application Document (PAD) and Notice of Intent (NOI) to relicense the Project (February 1, 2017).
- Synopsis of the known information relevant to relicensing
- Detailed description of the Project
- Explanation of the relicensing process and the schedule to be followed
- Suggested needed studies and investigations
- FERC issues Letter Order holding the Pensacola Project’s pre-filing process in abeyance(February 15,2017). Per the letter, FERC will not initiate the ILP until after it takes action on the pending rule curve amendment request.