West Branch Penobscot River
|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2572|
|FERC project name||Ripogenus|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Great Lakes Hydro America LLC|
|Owner type||Wholesale Power Marketer|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1917|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Emera Maine|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||3|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||37.6 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||197,413.5 mWH|
Please see additional project information in this 2020 factsheet created by Kaitlyn Raffier, Sharon Klein, and Emma Fox as part of the Future of Dams collaborative research project between the University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, and others.
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