By Deb Murphy

Remember Premium Energy Holdings and its wacky pumped storage project applications? Bless their hearts, they keep trying and failing.

The latest notice from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the licensing authority for hydroelectric projects added to Premium’s list of deficient preliminary permit application.

This project involved two new dams in the Owens River Gorge in Mono County. The list of deficiencies includes the absence of physical composition, dimensions, general configuration and other information on existing or proposed infrastructure as well as the same detail on the existing Crowley Lake reservoir, owned and operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which has been proposed as an upper reservoir alternative. 

Assuming Premium can come up with the missing information, the Walnut company can fill in the blanks and keep this application alive for the time being.

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