Cedar Lake Dam Hydroelectric P-12628

General information

Waterway  Cedar River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-12628
FERC project name Cedar Lake
Permit issued 10/22/10
Permit expiration 9/26/40

Ownership and operation

Owner City of Nashua, Iowa
Owner type Publicly Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 2012

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 4
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 0.8 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 3,285.0 MWH

The proposed project would be located at the existing Cedar Lake Dam, on the Cedar River, within the City of Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

The proposed project would consist of: the existing 15.5-foot-high concrete gravity Cedar Lake Dam with a 258-foot-long concrete gated spillway section, and a 700- foot-long earth embankment section that impounds a 405-acre reservoir (Cedar Lake); an existing 51-foot-wide concrete intake structure connected to the existing powerhouse that would contain four new turbine generating units with a total installed capacity of 800 kW; a tailrace; and a new 75-foot-long, 13.8-kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line.

Source: FERC

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