|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-12451|
|FERC project name||Lower St. Anthony Falls|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||SAF Hydroelectric, LLC|
|Owner type||Wholesale Power Marketer|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||2011|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Northern States Power Co - Minnesota|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||16|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||9.6 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||36,710.6 mWH|
The project is located at the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam (LSAF Lock & Dam) on the Mississippi River, in the city of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
FERC issued a license on February 21, 2006 to SAF Hydro LLC, a subsidiary of Brookfield Renewable Power toconstruct and operate a hydropower facility on the Lowe St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on the Mississippi River.
SAF Hydro and the Corps signed a memorandum of agreement for access, design and construction in September 2006.
The Corps accepted SAF Hydro‚Äôs proposed design for the hydropower plant on March 5, 2009. Construction is underway and will be completed in fall 2010. Commercial operation is proposed to begin in December 2010.
The Corps and the Licensee will sign an operating memorandum of agreement prior to the plant beginning commercial operation.