Rye Development to Build 17-MW Hydro Plant Near Pittsburgh

Power Engineering

Rye Development LLC

Rye Development announced it has received a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a 17-MW hydro facility on the Allegheny River near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Allegheny 2 Hydroelectric Project will be constructed on the existing Allegheny No. 2 Lock and Dam owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The $60 million development should begin construction in 2018 and begin operations in 2020.

FFP New Hydro, which has Rye Development as manager, operates a portfolio of 23 hydropower projects on existing dams in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio Mississippi, Kentucky, Indiana and Louisiana totaling over 260 MW.