ME

Bar Mills P-2194

General information

Waterway  Saco River
Current status  Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Intermediate Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2194
Permit issued 8/21/2008
Permit expires 7/27/2048

Ownership and operation

Owner Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC.
Owner type Wholesale Power Marketer
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1956
Transmission or distribution system owner Central Maine Power Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 4.0 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 15,989.4 mWH

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.

Milestones

New License Issued 08-26-2008

News and updates

From California Sportfishing Protection Alliance1/23/2021

CSPA Defends Cold Water for North Fork Feather River & Lake Almanor

From American Rivers1/22/2021

UN report: Aging dams pose growing threat

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