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CX-001051: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Upgrades to Alabama Power Hydroelectric Developments
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 03/04/2010
Location(s): Coosa River, Alabama
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

Alabama Power Company (ALC) is proposing to use American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding through Department of Energy (DOE) to upgrade and refurbish four vintage turbines (1940's-1960's) at three of its hydropower developments it operates on the Coosa River under licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The DOE funding would be applied to the entire project, which is classified as capital purchase and equipment installation and modification.