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Cheat Lake proprietor ‘has no plans’ to promote land

The person main re-licensure efforts for the Lake Lynn (Cheat Lake) Hydroelectric Undertaking informed The Dominion Submit the venture’s proprietor “has no plans” to promote any property surrounding the lake. 

As beforehand reported, the present Federal Power Regulatory Fee license for the Lake Lynn Undertaking was issued on Dec. 27, 1994, and expires on Nov. 30, 2024. 

As a part of its software for a brand new license, Lake Lynn Era is asking FERC to approve removing of a complete of 307 acres of lakeside property throughout eight places from the utility venture’s footprint. 

Residents are involved FERC approval might lead to that property finally being offered for growth. 

In an emailed response to Wednesday’s report on the subject, Jody Smet, chief compliance officer and vp of regulatory affairs for Lake Lynn Era and Eagle Creek Renewable Power, stated the property isn’t wanted for venture functions however gained’t be offered. 

“Our filings with FERC are clear that this land will likely be retained by Lake Lynn Generations, LLC. Stewardship is an organization worth, and we’re dedicated to defending the lake and the lands round it. Lake Lynn Era, LLC has no plans to promote property faraway from the venture boundary.” 

Smet additionally took exception to the declare that Cheat Lake is finally owned by the provincial authorities of Ontario, Canada, as an asset of Ontario Energy Era, a crown firm with a single authorities shareholder. 

“Lake Lynn Era, LLC, though it’s an oblique subsidiary of Ontario Energy Era, operates as an impartial U.S. firm, and has been the proprietor/operator of the Lake Lynn hydroelectric venture since February 2015.” 

However as its FERC software explains, Lake Lynn Era is a subsidiary of Eagle Creek Renewable Power, which is itself a completely owned subsidiary of Ontario Energy Era. 

Eagle Creek’s web site lists Lake Lynn amongst its 85 working amenities in america. 

However Smet truly cleared all this up years in the past whereas working for Cheat Lake’s earlier proprietor, Dice Hydro.  

What follows was taken from the minutes of a public assembly held on the Cheat Lake Volunteer Fireplace Division in December 2019. 

“Ms. Smet said that Dice bought the Undertaking in 2014 and offered a quick overview of Dice. She defined that the Undertaking is an asset of Dice and that Dice and its belongings have been lately acquired by Ontario Energy Era (OPG) Eagle Creek Renewable Power (Eagle Creek) (a subsidiary of OPG) in October 2019. She said that the 2 corporations now collectively personal and function a complete of 85 hydropower initiatives in america.” 

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