FERC License: No. 2194
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.
BWPH has compiled a Draft Study Plan (see Documents or Studies page) based on agency and public consultation and comments to date. A Study Plan presentation meeting will be held on June 14, 2023 at the Hollis Community Building, 35 Town Farm Road, Hollis from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. BWPH appreciates the Town of Hollis accommodating the meeting.
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