Bar Mills project in Maine licensed for 40 years

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A 40-year license has been issued to FPL Energy to operate the Bar Mills hydroelectric project on the Saco River in York County, Maine.The license order for this 4 MW project was issued on August 28.Following the guidelines in the 2007 Settlement Agreement, the license requires installing upstream and downstream passage measure for American eel and other species including Atlantic salmon, American shad, alewife, and blueback herring. The target date for permanent downstream passage for American eel has been set for Sep 2026.Bar Mills is one of seven projects on the main stem of Saco River that is covered by the Settlement Agreement.