- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A federal regulator has approved plans for a Western Pennsylvania hydroelectric project that backers say will produce power for about 5,250 homes.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week approved Hydro Green Energy’s proposal for a 5.25 megawatt plant on the Monongahela River at the Braddock Locks and Dam.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports (https://bit.ly/1ObiOn1) the Dallas-based still needs clearance from the Army Corps of Engineers before commencing construction on the $15 million project.

The newspaper says the plant would be the first hydroelectric facility in Allegheny County.

The Braddock Locks and Dam are located about 8 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com


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