SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY
FILED BEFORE THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR NEW LICENSE FOR THE
KAWEAH HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT (FERC PROJECT NO. 298)
On December 23, 2019, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) (address: 1515 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770) filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) an Application for New License (License Application) for the Kaweah Project (Project). The Project is located on the Kaweah River and East Fork Kaweah River near the community of Three Rivers in Tulare County, California, on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada.
The Project consists of three developments: Kaweah No. 1, Kaweah No. 2, and Kaweah No. 3, which commenced operation in June 1899, February 1905, and May 1913, respectively. The Project has limited storage capacity and is operated in a “run-of-river” mode. The total generating capacity is 8.85 megawatts.
The existing FERC License expires on December 31, 2021. SCE is requesting renewal of its license to continue operation and maintenance of the Project with a license term of 50 years.
As described in the License Application, SCE’s Proposed Action includes: modification to the existing FERC Project boundary; recreation facility enhancements; additional Project maintenance activities; modification to Project operations; and new environmental measures, management and monitoring plans, and programs designed to protect, maintain, or enhance environmental and cultural resources.
The License Application was prepared utilizing FERC’s Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) and pursuant to Title 18 of the Code of Federal Regulations §§4.32, 4.51, and 5.18. The License Application is composed of six volumes including public, critical energy infrastructure (CEII), confidential, and privileged information.
Public information from the License Application can be viewed/downloaded from SCE’s website and the Commission’s eLibrary at the following locations:
The License Application, with the exception of materials with CEII and privileged
designations, is also available to the public for inspection and reproduction by appointment only at SCE’s Kaweah Hydro Headquarters Office, 44511 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271 (to schedule an appointment contact David Moore at email@example.com or 626-302-9494); and during regular business hours at the Three Rivers Branch Library, 42052 Eggers Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271.
Members of the public wishing for additional studies to be performed must make a request in writing to the FERC consistent with 18 CFR §4.32(b)(7) within 60 days of the filing of the License Application referencing FERC Project No. 298. Comments should be submitted to:
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20426
Comments may also be filed electronically. Instructions for electronic filings are available on the FERC’s website at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp.
The FERC will publish subsequent notices soliciting public participation if the License Application is found acceptable for filing.