Liberty University exploring hydropower

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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)

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