Lower Kezar Falls P-9340

General information

Waterway  Ossipee 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-9340
FERC project name Kezar Falls Lower
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 10/19/90
Permit expiration 9/26/30

Ownership and operation

Owner Central Maine Power Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1910

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 0.8 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 3,926.2 mWH

The Keazar Falls Hydroelectric Project is comprised of an upper and lower development and the two dams have existed on the project site since before 1869. The two dams were converted to hydroelectric facilities in the early 1900’s (the lower powerhouse was constructed in 1910).

The project is operated in a run-of-river mode for the protection of water quality, aquatic resources, and aesthetic values in the Ossipee River. Run-of-river operation may be temporarily modified, if required, by operating emergencies beyond the control of the licensee, or for short periods upon mutual agreement between the licensee and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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