Willow Mill P-2985

General information

Waterway  Housatonic River
Current status  Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2985
Permit issued 4/26/1981
Permit expires 4/26/2011

Ownership and operation

Owner MeadWestvaco Corporation
Owner type Industrial
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1930

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 1
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 0.1 mW

While undergoing relicensing, the license owner for this project surrendered its license citing economic reasons. FERC approved the surrender in 2012.

The project consists of a masonry gravity dam (14 ft high and 150 ft wide) and an 11-acre impoundment.

The power generated from this project is used at the Willow Mill.



Minor Licence Application Filed 04-29-2009

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