Bell Bend Nuclear Plant On Hold; Water Use Plan Denied
SRBC is currently reviewing both surface water and consumptive use applications for BBNPP. Based on our review of PPL’s consumptive use mitigation needs, SRBC staff has determined that it cannot recommend approval of operations at Holtwood, as proposed, to meet the mitigation requirement at BBNPP. Holtwood’s downstream location would leave approximately 120 river miles unmitigated during designated low flow periods. This does not preclude using operations at Holtwood as potential mitigation for other, more appropriate PPL assets.