|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-14345|
|FERC project name||Rock River Beach|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Rock River Beach, Inc.|
|Owner type||Private Non-utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1990|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||2|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||0.0 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||18.0 mWH|
The 8-kilowatt (kW) project is located at the existing Rock River dam on the Rock River in Alger County, Michigan. The Rock River flows into the Lake Superior. The dam is located about 300 ft upstream of the Lake Superior.
The dam was constructed in 1923 and is currently owned and operated by Rock River Beach. The dam started generating power from 1940 and the power is used to light cabins in the area. In 1948, the project was connected to the interstate power grid.
The new 30-year license was issued in November 2014 to Rock River Beach, Inc.