|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2558|
|FERC project name||Otter Creek|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Central Vermont Pub Serv Corp|
|Owner type||Investor-Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1905|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Green Mountain Power Corp|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||5|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||6.9 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||22,577.1 mWH|
The project is located on Otter Creek in Addison and Rutland Counties, Vermont and consists of three developments: Proctor, Beldens, and Huntington Falls.
The Proctor Development consists of a 128-foot-long, 13-foot-high masonry, concrete-capped dam with a 3-foot-high inflatable flashboard system. The dam is located at river mile (RM) 64.2 and impounds a reservoir with a surface area of 95 acres and a usable storage capacity of 275 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation of 469.5 feet above mean sea level (msl).
The Beldens Development consists of a concrete dam with 2.5-foot-high wooden flashboards. The dam comprises two sections on either side of a bedrock island: a 15-foot-high, 56-foot-long section on the west side (Beldens west dam) and a 24‚Äëfoot‚Äëhigh, 57-foot-long section on the east side (Beldens east dam). The dam is located at RM 23 and impounds a reservoir with a surface area of 22 acres and a usable storage capacity of 253 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation of 283 feet msl.
The Huntington Falls Development consists of a 31-foot-high, 187-foot-long concrete dam with a 2.5-foot-high inflatable flashboard system. The dam is located at RM 21 and impounds a reservoir with a surface area of 23 acres with a storage capacity of 234 acre-feet at a normal maximum water surface elevation of 217.8 feet msl.