[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
[Page 21747]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08667]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14604-000]

Green Energy Storage Corp; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On March 18, 2014, Green Energy Storage Corp filed an application 
for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power 
Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Ajo Pumped Storage 
Project to be located off stream near the city of Ajo, Arizona. 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 150-megawatt closed loop pumped storage project would 
use the 1,200 feet of available head between a new upper reservoir and 
an existing open pit mine. The project consists of the following: (1) A 
new 35-foot-high upper dam with a total crest length of 6,000 feet, 
impounding an upper reservoir with a maximum storage of 1,300 acre-
feet; (2) an existing open pit mine lower reservoir, with a maximum 
storage of 1,500 acre-feet; (3) a penstock connecting the two 
reservoirs consisting of a 200-foot-long, 12-foot-diameter steel pipe 
and a 1,150-foot-long, 12-foot-diameter vertical shaft; (4) two 75-
megawatt pump/turbines; (5) a 2,200-foot-long, 14-foot-diameter draft 
tube, extending from the turbines to the lower reservoir; (6) a new 
115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line extending about 36 miles from the 
project's substation to an existing 115-kV transmission line owned by 
Arizona Public Service; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The estimated 
average energy production of the project would be 400 gigawatt hours.
    Applicant Contact: Charles Gresham, Green Energy Storage Company, 
14747 N 87th Ln., Peoria, AZ 85381, Telephone (602) 478-9161
    FERC Contact: Jim Fargo; phone: (202) 502-6095.
    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.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications using the Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief 
comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the 
eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You 
must include your name and contact information at the end of your 
comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include 
docket number P-14604-000.
    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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14604) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: April 10, 2014.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-08667 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]