Tippy P-2580

General information

Waterway  Manistee River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2580
FERC project name Tippy
Permit issued 7/10/94
Permit expiration 6/26/34

Ownership and operation

Owner Consumers Energy Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1918
Transmission or distribution system owner ITC Transmission

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 3
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 20.1 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 60,218.4 mWH
  • Two existing earth embankment dam sections
  • An impoundment with storage area of 1,100 acre-feet
  • A powerhouse containing 3 generating units
  • Transmission facilities, and appurtenant facilities
  • Stronach Dam, on the tributary Pine River which flows into the mainstem Tippy impoundment

For a detailed description of this project and the Hodenphyl project included in the Consumers Settlement Agreement, read this summary.

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