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Premeim’s Owens Gorge application deemed deficient

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 […]

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Mono Supervisors react to proposed hydroelectric project

By Deb Murphy The Mono County Board of Supervisors didn’t mince their words or hide their feelings about the massive hydroelectric project proposed for Wheeler Crest, Lower Rock Creek and Owens River gorges at Tuesday’s meeting. “What are these people thinking? Are they insane?” was Supervisor Bob Gardner’s reaction. Supervisors Stacy Corless and Jennifer Halferty […]

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Mono Supervisors to look at hydro project

By Deb Murphy Mono County Board of Supervisors will get briefed today on the details and process of the Owens Valley Pumped Storage Project. Currently Premium Energy Holdings is in stage one toward a preliminary permit to explore the possibility of reservoirs on Wheeler Crest and the Owens River and/or Rock Creek gorges in a […]

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Premium Energy proposes reservoirs where?

By Deb Murphy Picture this: a pipeline from either the Owens River or the Lower Rock Creek gorge up to reservoirs on Wheeler Ridge with an adjoining slue from the ridge back down to reservoirs in the gorges. Is this a water slide gone mad or a hydroelectric project waiting on a preliminary permit from […]

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