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Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage Project

PROJECT WEBSITE: LEAPS Hydropower

All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.

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SECTOR
Renewable Energy Production

CATEGORY
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Major Infrastructure Projects

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LEAD AGENCY
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service

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Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Department of the Army, US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory

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Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

Description:

The Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage Project (Project No. 14227) is a proposal to construct an original pumped storage project in California.  The proposed project would consist of:  (1) a new upper reservoir (Decker Canyon) having a 200-foot-high main dam and a gross storage volume of 5,750 acre-feet, at a normal reservoir surface elevation of 2,792 feet above mean sea level; (2) a powerhouse with two reversible pump-turbine units with a total installed capacity of 500 megawatts; (3) the existing Lake Elsinore to be used as a lower reservoir; (4) about 32 miles of 500-kilovolt transmission line connecting the project to an existing transmission line owned by Southern California Edison located north of the proposed project and to an existing San Diego Gas & Electric Company transmission line located to the south. 

FAST-41 Initiation Notice

Project Application and Supporting Documents

Federal Agency Actions

FERC Litigation

  • None filed.

Last updated January 7, 2021

Permitting Timetable

The permitting timetable below displays data as reported by agencies. Dates for Environmental Review and Permitting processes (Actions) that are in 'Paused' or 'Planned' status are subject to change and are not indicative of a project's final schedule.

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