Posted: 4/17/2024 

Attention Permittees –  

Cube Yadkin Generation is aware of the errors printed in the annual permit renewals mailed to property owners April 2024. Cube Yadkin printed the 2024 annual permit renewals through a new accounting system this season and there were some mistakes in the annual renewals caused by an undetected data corruption error. 

If you have permitted structures not listed on the annual renewal, those permitted to the property are accurately listed on the original permit and stored in Cube Yadkin’s property database. Cube Yadkin is correcting these errors in the new accounting system. For those whose annual permit renewals list a pier permit and you have not been authorized to have a pier, please disregard. This was an error and does not authorize a new pier installation.  

If you wish to confirm your property’s permitted structures, please send an email to Karen Baldwin, Cube Yadkin Property Compliance Supervisor, at [email protected]. 

Cube Yadkin continues to accept online payments through its website If you wish to go online and renew your permit electronically, you will need to have the following locational information available to enter for online renewal: permit number/license number, permittee/licensee name, address, city, state, zip, township, county, reservoir, subdivision, parcel number, lot number and tax map ID.  

If you choose to pay the annual renewal fee by check, checks must be written payable to the order of Cube Yadkin Generation, and the invoice number located on the top right of the permit renewals written in the check memo line. Check payments are now being sent to a bank lockbox for processing. The address is Helix North America I LLC, PO Box 70057, Newark, NJ 07101-3557. Your check payments will be applied to your Cube Yadkin permit renewal.  

The permit renewal term remains from May 1, 2024, through April 30, 2025. The renewed period listed on this season’s annual renewals (April 1, 2024, through March 31, 2025) is another error that is tied to when the invoices were generated from the new accounting system. 

Cube Yadkin apologizes for the concerns this has caused and appreciates your understanding.  

The intent of the new accounting system is to transition from mailing annual permit renewals to email going forward (starting in 2025).  Cube Yadkin encourages all permittees to return and/or scan and email the orange sheet that was included within this year’s permit renewal documents. The orange contact sheet corrects deficiencies and will provide accurate email information to Cube Yadkin. 

Cube Yadkin encourages all permittees to check the website for updates from related to the shoreline invoicing and renewal information going forward. 

Cube Yadkin Permit Requirements

Effective January 1, 2022 Updated SMP Permitting Fee Schedule

Cube Yadkin recently published an updated SMP Fee Schedule, which became effective January 1, 2022. The Annual Private Facility Permit Renewal Fee is now $100. The fee adjustment is necessary to cover the rising costs of administering the SMP permitting program. The updated SMP Fee Schedule is consistent with Article 409 of the FERC Project license, which allows Cube Yadkin to charge a reasonable fee to cover the costs of administering a permitting program.

On February 4, 2019 FERC approved an updated version of the Yadkin Project SMP filed in September 2018.

Updated versions of the Yadkin SMP Appendices E, F, and G are below.

Yadkin SMP Appendix E Private Recreation Facility Specifications

Yadkin SMP Appendix F Subdivision Access, Multi-use Facility, Industrial Procedures

Yadkin SMP Appendix G Shoreline Stewardship Policy

Shoreline Management Plan Applications:

Private Recreation Facility Permit

Request for Eligibility Determination or On-Site Consultation

Private Recreation Facility Permit - Transfer Request

Application for Modification, Replacement or Repair of Private Recreation Facility

Application for Activity Permit for Shoreline Stabilization

Application for Activity Permit Reservoir and Shoreline Alteration (Excavation, Dredge, Fill)

Application for Activity Permit for Shoreline Cleanup, Vegetative Plantings, Vegetation Removal, and Minor Repair/Maintenance of Existing Shoreline Stabilization Measures

Application for Construction Permit for Private Irrigation System

Water Ski Course Permitting Procedures
Water Ski Slalom, Jump, and/or Trick Course Activity Permit Application

Guidance Documents:

Private Pier Lighting

Pontoon Boats

Multi-use Facility Insurance Requirements

How to Apply for a New Pier:


1. Review Appendix E Private Recreation Facility Specifications.

2. Complete the Application for Private Recreation Facility Permit. The Application must include your email and a project drawing/diagram.

3. Submit completed Application and Application Fee ($250 check made payable to and mailed to Cube Hydro Carolinas).

Cube Yadkin will process complete applications in the order that they are received.