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Five Channels P-2453

General information

Waterway  Au Sable River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2453
FERC project name Five Channels
Permit issued 7/10/94
Permit expiration 6/26/34

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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