Victoria P-1864

General information

Waterway  West Branch Ontonagon River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river/Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-1864
FERC project name Bond Falls
Permit issued 8/15/03
Permit expiration 7/27/43

Ownership and operation

Owner Upper Peninsula Power Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1931
Transmission or distribution system owner Upper Peninsula Power Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 12.0 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 50,669.1 MWH

The Bond Falls project has following four developments:

Bond Falls
  • On middle branch of Ontonagon River
  • 45 ft high, 900 ft long main dam
  • 35 ft high, 850 ft wide control dam
  • Stored water diverted to the Victoria dam where electricity is generated
  • On west branch of Ontonagon River
  • 4 ft high, 179 ft long dam
  • Controls water level in Lake Gogebic (natural lake)
  • On the Cisco branch of Ontonagon River
  • 11 ft high, 21 ft long dam
  • Controls Cisco Lake
  • No minimum flow requirement for Cisco
  • On west branch of Ontonagon River
  • 118 ft high, 301 ft long dam
  • Controls Victoria reservoir with spillway of 4 gated bays
  • 1.6 mile long bypass
  • Has the only powerhouse with two turbines, 6 MW each.

See the Bond Falls License Summary for more information.

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