VT

Beldens P-2558

General information

Waterway  Otter Creek
Current status  Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2558
Permit issued 10/18/2014
Permit expires 9/26/2054

Ownership and operation

Owner Central Vermont Pub Serv Corp
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1913
Transmission or distribution system owner Green Mountain Power Corp

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 3
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 5.7 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 17,815.4 mWH

Download license summary for the Otter Creek project.

The project is located on Otter Creek in Addison and Rutland Counties, Vermont and consists of three developments: Proctor, Beldens, and Huntington Falls.

The Proctor Development consists of a 128-foot-long, 13-foot-high masonry, concrete-capped dam with a 3-foot-high inflatable flashboard system. The dam is located at river mile (RM) 64.2 and impounds a reservoir with a surface area of 95 acres and a usable storage capacity of 275 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation of 469.5 feet above mean sea level (msl).

The Beldens Development consists of a concrete dam with 2.5-foot-high wooden flashboards. The dam comprises two sections on either side of a bedrock island: a 15-foot-high, 56-foot-long section on the west side (Beldens west dam) and a 24‚Äëfoot‚Äëhigh, 57-foot-long section on the east side (Beldens east dam). The dam is located at RM 23 and impounds a reservoir with a surface area of 22 acres and a usable storage capacity of 253 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation of 283 feet msl.

The Huntington Falls Development consists of a 31-foot-high, 187-foot-long concrete dam with a 2.5-foot-high inflatable flashboard system. The dam is located at RM 21 and impounds a reservoir with a surface area of 23 acres with a storage capacity of 234 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation of 217.8 feet msl.

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