The Rumford Falls Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2333) is located at river mile 80 on the Androscoggin River in Oxford County in Rumford, Maine. The Project consists of two discrete developments – the Upper Station Development and the Lower Station Development. The Upper Station was constructed in 1918 and the Lower Station was constructed in 1954. The Upper Station was developed by industrialist, Hugh J. Chisholm to power the town's paper mills. As issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission), the Project operates under FERC License No. 2333 by the licensee, Rumford Falls Hydro LLC (RFH). RFH is pursuing a new license for the Project through the Commission’s Integrated Licensing Process. The current license for the Project which was issued on October 18, 1994, expires on September 30, 2024.
Rumford Falls Hydro LLC is conducting a Recreation Study as part of the relicensing of the Rumford Falls Hydroelectric Project. If you would like to participate in this study, please visit the following website to take a brief survey intended to gather information about recreational use at or near the Project.
Please note: The study is hosted externally by research firm Qualtrics.
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.