Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, a Brookfield Renewable company, owns and operates the Bar Mills Project, a run-of-river dam located on the Saco River in Hollis, Maine. On November 30, 2020, BWPH notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of its intention to surrender the license (FERC No. 2194). In balancing operational, environmental, and future engineering concerns, Brookfield White Pine Hydro determined this approach as the most viable solution. Notifying FERC of the intent to surrender the license is the first step in the decommissioning process that includes agency and stakeholder consultation and environmental and public safety analysis.
The License Surrender Process Schedule has been modified due to the need to collect flow data once high spring flows recede. The flow data is necessary for the development of the Decommissioning Plan. Brookfield White Pine Hydro will regularly update all sections of this website with the latest information.
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