Big Quinnesec Falls P-1980

General information

Waterway  Menominee River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river/Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-1980
FERC project name Quinnesec Falls
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 1/7/01
Permit expiration 7/27/40

Ownership and operation

Owner Wisconsin Electric Power Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1949
Transmission or distribution system owner American Transmission Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 16.0 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 93,763.5 mWH
Quinnesec Falls dam, at river mile 94.8
  • Two concrete non-overflow sections with a combined length of 305 ft.
  • 96-foot-long intake section
  • 229-ft-long spillway section
  • Four 12-ft-diameter penstock
  • Two powerhouses containing two units of 1,850kW and two of 8,900 kW
  • 270 acre impoundment

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