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Eagle Creek owns two facilities on the Menominee River on the border between Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Park Mill and Menominee Facilities are jointly licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC Project No. 2744). Eagle Creek is currently engaged with the FERC and the public in a relicensing process for the two facilities.
In addition, Eagle Creek, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, River Alliance of Wisconsin, and Michigan Hydro Relicensing Coalition, is building a multi-phase fish passage project to restore habitat for the Great Lakes lake sturgeon. Phase I of the project, involving downstream passage at the Park Mill facility, was completed in January 2015. A time-lapse video of construction is available by clicking here. Phase II, an upstream elevator and sorting facility, began in June 2014 and is expected to be complete by late 2015. Phase III, the downstream passage at Menominee, is in the development and engineering phase and will likely begin construction by early 2016.
Park Mill is a 2,375-kilowatt hydroelectric generating station in Marinette, Wisconsin. It was built in 1920. Park Mill produces approximately 16 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy each year.
The Menominee power station is a 2,050-kilowatt hydroelectric generating station in the town of Menominee, Michigan. The facility is equipped with two Allis Chalmers turbine units and two Leffel Vertical turbines. It produces approximately 15 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy in a typical year. The Menominee facility began commercial operation in 1925.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has featured the Menominee River fish passage project in its publication, Restoring the Great Lakes: Success Stories from the 2014 Field Season....