Liberty University exploring hydropower
- March 18, 2009
Liberty University and another business are seeking permission to test the feasibility of a hydropower plant on the Scott’s Dam Mill on the James River.
Liberty and North Carolina-based Piedmont Hyrdopower LLC are competing for a permit to test the site. Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. told The News & Advance that the university wants to explore a cleaner form of electricity.
Both are seeking permission to study hydropower feasibility at the site from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
A permit to build the plant would be a much longer and more involved process. (News & Advance)