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

Kern River No. 3 Powerhouse

Southern California Edison (SCE) has begun the relicensing process for the Kern River No. 3 (KR3) Hydroelectric Project. The Notice of Intent (NOI) and Pre-Application Document (PAD) was filed with FERC on September 22, 2021.

Please use this page to find out how to get involved and stay up to date.

Below are links to project-related materials, notifications, and documentation (provided as PDFs). All documents related to the KR3 Project can also be found on FERC’s eLibrary. This page will be updated throughout the relicensing process as new materials become available or are updated.

Stay Informed

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:

To take a virtual tour of the KR3 Project, click here for the Project overview video.

Pre-Application Document & Project Materials

Upcoming Meeting

FERC Scoping Document 1. On November 22, 2021, FERC issued Scoping Document 1 (SD1) for the Kern River No. 3 Hydroelectric Project. The Commission invites you to attend one of the scoping meetings its staff will conduct by telephone. Refer to SD1 for meeting call-in information.

Meeting for resource agencies, Tribes and NGOs Tuesday, December 14, 2021
9:00 am-12:00 pm PST
Meeting for the general public Tuesday, December 14, 2021
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST


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 on-going 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.

Past Meeting Materials

Reference Documents

FERC Relicensing Process

Study Plan Development and Participation

Project Literature Library

Contact Us

Name Company Project Role Address Email Phone
Wayne Allen SCE Principal Manager 1515 Walnut Grove Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770 626-302-9741
Martin Ostendorf SCE Senior Manager PO Box 100 54170 Mtn Spruce Road, P.O. Box 100 Big Creek, CA 93605 559-893-2033
Mary M. "Meg" Richardson SCE Licensing Manager/Project Lead 1515 Walnut Grove Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770 626-238-2902
Cornelio "Leo" Artienda SCE Hydro Licensing/Dam & Public Safety 1515 Walnut Grove Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770 626-302-0328
Dan Keverline SCE Senior Manager-Operations and Maintenance Kern 3 Hydro Powerhouse Kernville, CA 93238 760-376-3813
Quinn Emmering FERC Assigned Staff 202-502-6382