The Middle Fork American River Project is an essential resource for the prosperity of Placer County.
PCWA and Placer County announced today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new a 40-year operating license for the Middle Fork American River Project (MFP). The MFP provides water supplies, clean hydroelectric power, public recreational opportunities and environmental stewardship for the people of Placer County and the region. It is the eighth largest public power project in California. To learn more, watch the video and read the press release.
“We are eager to get to work on the new FERC requirements. These important environmental, recreational, and water supply improvements have been a priority for our Board for many years, and will provide long-term benefits for Placer County residents.”
– Robert Dugan, PCWA District 4 Director and Board Chairman
“Issuance of the new MFP license has been a long time coming. This is no small lift, and I commend our talented staff who have played an important role achieving this significant milestone.”
– Primo Santini, PCWA District 2 Director and MFPFA Vice-Chairman
“The continued operation of the MFP is vitally important. The new license assures that we can continue to generate clean hydropower energy for the California grid and use the proceeds to improve water resilience throughout Placer County, including underserved rural communities.”
– Joshua Alpine, PCWA District 5 Director
New 40-Year License Issued for Middle Fork American River Project
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