Kansas River P-13526

General information

Waterway  Kansas 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-13526
FERC project name Expanded Kansas River
Permit issued 8/14/10
Permit expiration 7/27/60

Ownership and operation

Owner Bowersock Mills & Power Co
Owner type Private Non-utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1920
Transmission or distribution system owner Westar Energy Inc

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 11
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 7.0 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 15,695.1 mWH

The Bowersock Mills and Power Company owned a FERC exemption (P-2644) for this site for which they now have a license. The new license terminates the exemption and allows the expansion of the previous project.

The new license authorizes a 6.5 MW project to be located at an existing dam on the Kansas River near Lawrence, in Douglas County, Kansas.



NOI and PAD Filed 10-23-2009
License Application Filed 02-08-2010
EA Issued 08-19-2010
License Order Issued 08-19-2010


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