Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent federal agency that is responsible for regulating the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. They are also responsible for regulating and licensing hydropower projects in the United States. FERC is the lead federal agency responsible for reviewing and managing GB Energy Park’s license application. To find out more, please visit FERC’s website.

eLibrary

To view the full record of documents pertaining to the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Project:

Please visit FERC’s eLibrary at the link below, click on “Docket Search” and enter P-13642 into the “Docket Number” box.

FERC eLibrary

FERC Order Issuing Original License for the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Project

On December 14, 2016 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission entered into the Federal Register an Order Issuing Original License to GB Energy Park LLC for the Gordon Butte Closed Loop Pumped Storage Hydro Project (P-13642).

FERC Order Issuing Original License

Environmental Assessment - 9/27/16

On September 27, 2016, FERC released the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project.Download the documents from the links below.

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment

License Application - 10/1/15

On October 1, 2015 GBEP submitted our License Application. FERC accepted the license without deficiency on November 16, 2015.To view the License Application for the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project, please click on the link below.

Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project License Application

NEPA Scoping Document 2 - 8/22/14

On August 22, 2014, FERC issued their Scoping Document 2 (SD2) for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project. SD2 was generated in response to comments made by federal and state agencies, as well as the general public, during the NEPA Scoping Meetings held in Helena and Martinsdale on June 22, 2014. To view SD2 please click on the link below.

FERC NEPA SD2

Transcripts of FERC's NEPA Scoping Meetings - 6/25/14

On June 25th, 2014, FERC conducted their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Scoping Meetings in Helena and Martinsdale, Montana. To view the full transcript of each meeting, please click on the links below.

Helena NEPA Scoping Meeting Transcript Martinsdale NEPA Scoping Meeting Transcript

NEPA Scoping Document 1 - 5/21/14

On May 21, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued Scoping Document 1 (SD1) for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project. To view SD1, please click on the link below.

FERC NEPA SD1

Transcript of Public Meeting and Site Visit - 8/22/13

GB Energy Park held a public meeting in Harlowton, MT on August 22nd, 2013. To view the full transcript of that meeting, please click on the link below.

Public Meeting Certified Transcript PDF

PAD and NOI - 4/30/13

On April 30th, 2013, GB Energy Park filed a preliminary application document (PAD) and notice of intent (NOI) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. To view these documents, please click on the button below to download a PDF.

FERC PAD/NOI PDF

Preliminary Permit

To view the Preliminary Permit for the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project, please click on the link below.

Preliminary Permit