As owner of Middle Dam, Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC is required to meet certain dam safety criteria mandated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) license issued in 2002 to operate and maintain the facility. Middle Dam is a vintage 1850’s stone filled, timber crib dam that has undergone numerous repair and upgrade efforts during its lifetime. However, despite these efforts, the facility does not currently meet FERC’s dam safety requirements. As such, Brookfield is required to determine an appropriate path forward to address these shortcomings.
Brookfield Renewable has determined that the start of the Middle Dam construction effort will be deferred for one year, until 2020. This will allow us to fully vet and implement the various options available to minimize impacts to stakeholders and to ensure the various contractor’s resources are available to execute the project expeditiously. As such, we are not expected to conduct any work beyond routine maintenance of the facility in 2019.
Please respect all fencing, signage and safety indications;
they are in place to ensure your safety and that of employees
and consultants working on the project.