(Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2022) – While the Elmore County Commissioners are reconsidering a previous decision to give Cat Creek Energy an extension on the construction of their large energy project, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) told Cat Creek they legally need to file progress reports on the pump storage hydro electrical generating facility portion of the project. The progress report deadline Cat Creek should have submitted expired about two weeks ago or more specifically, March 31, 2022.
If Cat Creek Energy cannot even be bothered to submit a progress report to the US Government regarding the project they want to build on lands only 20 miles to the northeast of Mountain Home, Idaho, what makes the resident of Elmore County or the Elmore County Commissioners believe Cat Creek will follow through on any of the requirements set forth in the project’s Development Agreement between Elmore County and Cat Creek Energy, LLC.
Below is a copy of the letter the FERC sent to Cat Creek Energy in April 2022, or download the pdf file at https://catcreek-energy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FERC_overdue-progress-report-13Apr2022.pdf
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20426
April 13, 2022
OFFICE OF ENERGY PROJECTS
Project No. 14655-001-Idaho
Cat Creek Energy and Water Storage Project
Cat Creek Energy, LLC
VIA Electronic Mail
Cat Creek Energy, LLC
RE: Overdue Progress Report
Dear Mr. Carkulis:
Article 4 of the successive preliminary permit1 for the above referenced project requires submittal of a progress report every 12 months. According to our records, the progress report due March 31, 2022, has not been filed.
The failure to timely file a progress report warrants the cancellation of the preliminary permit. This letter constitutes notice under section 5 of the Federal Power Act of the probable cancellation of the preliminary permit no less than 30 days from the date of this letter.
If you have any questions, please contact Michael Tust at (202) 502-6522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Signed ~
David Turner, Chief Northwest Branch
Division of Hydropower Licensing
1167 FERC ¶ 61,046.
Originally published on April 13, 2022
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