Little Falls P-2532

General information

Waterway  Mississippi 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-2532
FERC project name Little Falls
Permit issued 10/22/93
Permit expiration 3/27/28

Ownership and operation

Owner Minnesota Power Inc
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1906
Transmission or distribution system owner ALLETE, Inc.

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 6
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 4.6 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 29,211.1 MWH

The existing run-of-river project consists of a 30-foot-high concrete dam, an impoundment with a surface area of 576 acres, two powerhouses containing six generating units with a total installed capacity of 4,720 kW, and appurtenant facilities.

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