Five Channels P-2453
Au Sable River
|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2453|
|FERC project name||Five Channels|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Consumers Energy Co|
|Owner type||Investor-Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1912|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Consumers Energy Co|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||2|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||6.0 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||23,802.2 mWH|
- Two existing earth embankment dam sections, a concrete slab and buttress spillway section,
- An existing impoundment with a storage area of 124 acre-feet
- A powerhouse containing two generating units
- Transmission facilities and appurtenant facilities.
For a detailed description of this project and 10 others included in the Consumers Settlement Agreement, read this summary.
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