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On July 3, 2012, Shearwater Design, Inc. filed an application for a successive preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Homeowner Tidal Power Electric Generation Project to be located in the Kennebec River, in the Town of Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine. 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: (1) 10 hydrokinetic turbine units with an estimated total capacity of 100 kilowatts; (2) approximately five 200 to 500-foot-long, 220-volt transmission lines connected to individual homes; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the proposed project would be 150,000 kilowatt-hours.
Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site
More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the "eLibrary" link of Commission's Web site at