MN

Hastings Lock & Dam P-4306

General information

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

FERC information

FERC docket # P-4306
FERC project name Mississippi Lock & Dam No 2
Permit issued 7/6/83
Permit expiration 6/26/33

Ownership and operation

Owner City of Hastings Hydroelectric
Owner type Publicly Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1992
Transmission or distribution system owner Northern States Power Co - Minnesota

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 4.4 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 19,753.4 mWH

In 2008, the City of Hastings and Hydro Green Energy collaborated to add two hydrokinetic turbines in the existing project and requested FERC for approval.

FERC approved the request in December 2008 by amending the existing license.

This is the first in-river hydrokinetic project that makes use of hydrokinetic turbines to generate electricity.

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Milestones

License Amended to Approve Installation of Hydrokinetic Turbines 12-13-2008