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Foote P-2436

General information

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

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2436
FERC project name Foote
Permit issued 7/10/1994
Permit expires 6/26/2034

Ownership and operation

Owner Consumers Energy Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1918
Transmission or distribution system owner Consumers Energy Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 3
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 9.0 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 29,305.7 mWH
  • A dam containing two existing earth fill embankment sections, a concrete core wall, and a steel sheet pile cutoff wall
  • A 93-foot-long reinforced concrete spillway
  • An impoundment with an area of 1,702 acre-feet
  • A concrete powerhouse with three generating units
  • Transmission facilities, including a powerhouse step-up substation and a 600-foot-long, 46-kilovolt transmission line and appurtenant facilities.
  • Average annual energy production of 30,906 megawatt hours (MWh), based on a ten-year period of record from 1980 through 1989.

For a detailed description of this project and 10 others included in the Consumers Settlement Agreement, read this summary.