Kern River No. 3 Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2290)

Kern River Powerhouse No.3


Kern River No. 3 Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2290)

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In accordance with Section 5.16(c) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations, Southern California Edison (SCE) filed a Draft License Application (DLA) for the Kern River No. 3 (KR3) Hydroelectric Project (P-2290) on July 1, 2024. The public portions of the DLA are provided below under Relicensing Documents. Public comments on the DLA must be filed with FERC within 90 days (by October 1, 2024).

To file a comment on the DLA, refer to the instructions on FERC’s website here. For comments up to 6,000 characters follow the online instructions using the eComment system. For longer comments, follow the instructions under the eFiling system. All filings must clearly identify the following on the first page: Kern River No. 3 Hydroelectric Project (P-2290-122). For additional assistance, please contact FERC Online Support ( or toll free at 1-866-208-3676.

SCE is also continuing data collection as part of the study implementation phase of the relicensing process. Please use this page to find out how to get involved and stay up to date. Note, use this updated link to access the North Fork Kern River Preliminary Flow Information Website.

To receive timely and direct communication from FERC regarding all filings associated with the KR3 Project (Docket No. P-2290), follow the directions to register for an “eSubscription” at

As outlined in the resource study plans (refer to the Relicensing Document section below for more information), SCE is seeking public participation to gather additional information related to recreation use in the Project area. Thank you in advance for your participation.  

REC-1 WHITEWATER BOATING STUDY: Whitewater Boating Flow Comparison Evaluation:

Please complete the flow comparison evaluation answering all questions for a single type of watercraft you boat on the NFKR.  

Click Here to Access the Evaluation

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Below are links to Project-related materials, notifications, and documentation (provided as PDFs).  This page will be updated throughout the relicensing process as new materials become available or are updated.

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All documents related to the KR3 Project can be found on FERC’s eLibrary using this website (Docket No. P-2290). Links to relevant documents can also be accessed below.

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If you are interested in participating in the relicensing proceeding, please complete the Contact Registration Form and Project Questionnaire. This will ensure you are included on the distribution list and will receive future relicensing communications and meeting notifications.

Register online here to be notified via e-mail of new FERC filings and issuances related to the KR3 Project. If you have questions regarding this Project, please reach out to the relicensing team via the Contact Us information below or using the relicensing e-mail address:

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Technical Working Groups (TWGs) Meetings

The TWG process is open to all interested parties including public agencies, Native American tribes, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as individuals. Participants are expected to make a significant time commitment to prepare for and attend meetings, review documents, and provide technical input to SCE and its consultants on methods, analysis, and interpretation in a timely fashion. In light of this time commitment, it is expected that the TWG process will attract a relatively small number of subject matter experts. SCE also intends to continue providing information about the ongoing relicensing via this website.

Until further notice, all meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams (see Links to Teams for each meeting). Meeting log-in, agendas, and other relevant materials will be posted on this website prior to the meeting.

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Contact Us

NameCompanyProject RoleAddressEmailPhone
Wayne AllenSCEPrincipal Manager1515 Walnut Grove Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770wayne.allen@sce.com626-302-9741
Martin OstendorfSCESenior ManagerPO Box 100 54170 Mtn Spruce Road, P.O. Box 100 Big Creek, CA 93605martin.ostendorf@sce.com559-893-2033
Stephanie FincherSCELicensing Manager/Project Lead1515 Walnut Grove Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770stephanie.fincher@sce.com559-580-2424
Cornelio "Leo" ArtiendaSCEHydro Licensing/Dam & Public Safety1515 Walnut Grove Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770cornelio.artienda@sce.com626-302-0328
Dan KeverlineSCESenior Manager-Operations and MaintenanceKern 3 Hydro Powerhouse Kernville, CA 93238keverlds@sce.com760-376-3813
Quinn EmmeringFERCAssigned Staff quinn.emmering@ferc.gov202-502-6382