MA

Redbridge P-10676

General information

Waterway  Chicopee River
Current status   Active license, Dam failed 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Type of permit FERC Exemption

FERC information

FERC docket # P-10676
FERC project name Red Bridge
Permit issued 9/6/92

Ownership and operation

Owner Nautilus Hydro, LLC
Owner type Wholesale Power Marketer
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1926
Transmission or distribution system owner Western Massachusetts Electric Company

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 3.6 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 13,257.3 MWH

The Red Bridge hydropower station partially collapsed in August 2023, sparking a minor fire inside the collapsed portion of the structure and causing an oil spill.

https://www.masslive.com/news/2023/08/it-was-a-beautiful-structure-collapse-imperils-future-of-historic-red-bridge-hydro-plant-in-ludlow.html

https://www.wwlp.com/video/building-collapse-at-red-bridge-hydro-power-plant-in-wilbraham/8930398/

Four projects on the Chicopee River were transferred from Essential Power Massachusetts, LLC to Nautilus Hydro, LLC (a subsidiary of Patriot Hydro) in May 2017: Dwight (p-10675), Redbridge (p-10676), Putts Bridge (p-10677), and Indian Orchard (p-10678).

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