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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Southern California Edison (SCE) is kicking off the study implementation phase of the relicensing process for the Kern River No. 3 (KR3) Hydroelectric Project (P-2290). 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.

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. Please use the links below to access surveys related to whitewater boating and general recreation facility use. Thank you in advance for your participation.  

REC-1 Whitewater Boating Study Plan

Whitewater Boating Single Flow Survey:  

Whitewater boaters are encouraged to complete a single flow evaluation shortly after each boating trip.  

Click or scan the QR code to access the single flow evaluation questions: 

Kern River Whitewater Boating QR code

The survey will be available from April through December 2023 


REC-2 Recreation Facilities Use Assessment Study Plan

Recreational User Survey:  

Recreators are encouraged to answer questions about their recreation experience and recreation opportunities in the Project area along the North Fork Kern River. Please only complete one survey per individual. 

Click or scan the QR code to access the recreation facility use questions:

Kern River Recreation Survey QR code

The survey will be available from April 2023 through March 2024 

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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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Upcoming Meetings


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All documents related to the KR3 Project can be found on FERC’s eLibrary. 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

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
David Moore SCE Licensing Manager/Project Lead 1515 Walnut Grove Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770 626-302-9494
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