Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the City of Santa Clara, joint Licensees,
(collectively referred to as “Licensees” or “Applicants”) filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a Notice of Intent (NOI) to seek a new license for the existing 84.8 MW (nameplate) capacity Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 619 (Project or Bucks Creek Project).
The Project is located on Bucks, Grizzly, and Milk Ranch creeks in Plumas County, California. Key Project features include Bucks Lake, Lower Bucks Lake, Grizzly Forebay, Three Lakes, and their respective dams and diversions; the Milk Ranch Conduit and feeder diversions; and Grizzly and Bucks Creek powerhouses.
The Project is a tributary to the North Fork Feather River, with Bucks Creek Powerhouse discharging into the Rock Creek Reach upstream of Cresta Reservoir, a feature of the Rock Creek-Cresta Project (FERC Project No. 1962).
At the current time, the Licensees are not proposing to add capacity or make any major modifications to the Project or its operation under the new license. The current license expires December 31, 2018.