FERC Oks $100M Hydro Settlement

Fortnightly Magazine - July 1 1995
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commmission (FERC) has approved a comprehensive settlement that issues a new license allowing the Seattle City Light Co. to continue operating the 689-megawatt Skagit River hydroelectric project. In exchange, the utility will spend $100 million on protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural resources around the plant (Project No. 553-005, Docket No. EL78-36-000). The settlement calls for:

s Water flow and habitat enhancements to protect fish spawning

s Acquisition of land for elk

s Historic site preservation

s Increased access for boaters

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