The Essex Partnership worked with a private non-utility developer to develop several alternative project configurations and coordinate the licensing of a small hydroelectric development on the Quinebaug River in northeastern Connecticut. The owner is pursuing the repowering of the abandoned facility as part of a more comprehensive mill re-development effort. The Essex Partnership facilitated negotiations with federal and state regulators with respect to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
We also designed, oversaw and/or conducted engineering and environmental studies, and prepared engineering design plans for the project. Essex was integral in helping our client secure renewable energy development grant funding from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund to offset a portion of the initial licensing and study costs.