Menominee River Hydro Facilities

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). The current license was issued in June 2018 and is valid through May 2058.

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, recently developed 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, was placed in service in 2016 and Phase III, the downstream passage at Menominee, began operating in 2017.

Park Mill
Park Mill

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.

Menominee
Menominee

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.