"Focus Energy" piece on the demolition of dams on the Penobscot River as a resul
"Focus Energy" piece on the demolition of dams on the Penobscot River as a result of the Penobscot River restoration agreement of 2004, which strikes a balance between sometimes competing interests: energy needs, ecology, and the river's cultural significance to the Penobscot Nation. Pennsylvania-based PPL Corp., as owners of the hydropower facilities on the lower river, worked with different stakeholders over the course of four and a half years to arrive at the restoration agreement. PPL sold their power-generating dams to Black Bear Hydro Partners LLC in 2009. Black Bear Hydro is fulfilling the commitments made in the agreement. With map that shows locations of dams and details about their capacity and status. Sidebar discusses benefits that dismantling the dams will likely bring, including revival of fish populations and job creation.
Rivers, Penobscot River, Hydroelectric plants, Stream restoration, Black Bear Hydro Partners LLC Milford
McCarthy, James, ""Focus Energy" piece on the demolition of dams on the Penobscot River as a resul" (2012). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 5788.
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