Welcome to the Bucks Creek Project Relicensing Website.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the City of Santa Clara have started the relicensing process for the Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No. 619, and will be using FERC's Integrated Licensing Process (ILP). This website provides information about the relicensing process, access to public documents, and details about the Project, public participation, communication plans, and meetings.
PG&E and the City of Santa Clara are joint Licensees of the Project. FERC's Order of July 10, 1990 approved the current Applicants as joint Licensees, as well as a Settlement Agreement between PG&E and the City of Santa Clara dated March 8, 1990. The current Project license expires on December 31, 2018.
The 84.8 MW Project is located in Plumas County, California. The Project consists of Bucks Creek Powerhouse; Grizzly Powerhouse owned by the City of Santa Clara, including a 4.2-mile-long, 115-kV Grizzly Tap transmission line; water storage, diversion, and conveyance facilities associated with the two powerhouses, including Bucks Lake, Lower Bucks Lake, Three Lakes, Grizzly Forebay; and other associated facilities. Read More
The ILP Relicensing Process
PG&E and the City of Santa Clara intend to file an Application for New License for the Project utilizing FERC’s Integrated Licensing Process (ILP), as set forth in Title 18 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Part 5. Read More
PG&E and the City of Santa Clara have proposed Communications Protocols to provide guidelines for effective participation and communication in the relicensing process for the Bucks Creek Project. Read More