Hearing takes comment on Mineville Energy Storage Project

PLAN: Moriah’s long awaited mines hydro project is closer to construction

MORIAH – The hydroelectric project proposed for Moriah’s old iron mines got a little closer to reality this week after a public hearing on the draft environmental impact statement.

About 30 people attended the forum Tuesday night at Moriah Central School, with some asking questions about possible ground tremors and water release caused by the $260 million project.

The Mineville Energy Storage Project proposed by Albany Engineering/Moriah Hydro would generate power by releasing water from upper to lower mines into generating turbines during high-demand periods, then pumping it back up with the same turbines acting as pumps when electrical demand is low.

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