American Tissue Project – Complete Application Received
November 13, 2019: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact Certification of the American Tissue Hydroelectric Project. LIHI is seeking public comment on this application. Specifically, we are interested in knowing whether you think the Project meets the LIHI Low Impact Certification Criteria, as revised in the 2nd Edition Handbook. The Project’s application materials can be found below.
Comments that are directly tied to specific LIHI criteria (flows, water quality, fish passage, etc.) will be most helpful, but all comments will be considered. Comments may be submitted to the Institute by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with “American Tissue Project Comments” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, 329 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 6, Lexington, MA 02420. Comments must be received on or before 5 pm Eastern time on January 12, 2020 to be considered. All comments will be posted to the web site and the applicant will have an opportunity to respond. Any response will also be posted.
The American Tissue Hydroelectric Project (Project) is located in Kennebec County in southwestern Maine in the town of Gardiner. The Project is located on the Cobbosseecontee Stream, approximately 1 river mile upstream of its confluence with the Kennebec River. The Cobbosseecontee Stream is approximately 11 miles long from its headwaters at Cobbosseecontee Lake. There are five dams on Cobbosseecontee Stream. The Project’s dam is the second-most upstream dam on Cobbosseecontee Stream and is the only dam on the stream that is used for hydroelectric generation.
The Project was recently relicensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (FERC No. 2809) on April 30, 2019 for a 40-year license expiring May 1, 2059.
|Project Name||American Tissue|
|Owner||KEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC|
|Location||River Mile 1 on Cobbosseecontee Stream|
|Installed Capacity||1.0 MW|
|Average Annual Generation||5,430 MWh|
|Facility Type||Run of river|
- USFWS American Tissue Comment
- NMFS American Tissue Project Comments
- ME Marine Resources American Tissue 2020-01-06 LIHI comments
- Maine Rivers - American Tissue Project Comments
- J Wells comment letter American Tissue
- 2019-11-18 American Tissue LIHI comment -Maine-Department-of-Environmental-Protection
- American Tissue_LIHI Application_Final_11-5-2019
- Upstream Comments