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.F...
The Bar Mills Project consists of a 364-foot-long, 7-foot-high concrete gravity dam that impounds a 263-acre, 5.3-mile-long reservoir. The powerhouse contains two 2.0-MW generating units that discharge water into a 200-foot-long tailrace.
Project power is transmitted through a 30-foot-long, 34/2.4 kilovolt (kV) transmission line connected to the regional grid.
New License Issued
License requires new construction of upstream passage facility for American eel and other anadromous species.