Project Overview

The Rumford Falls Project (FERC No. 2333) is located at river mile 80 on the Androscoggin River in Oxford County in Rumford, Maine. The project consists of the Upper Rumford station constructed in 1918, and Lower Rumford 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), the project operates under FERC License No. 2333 by the licensee, Rumford Falls Hydro, LLC. RFH is pursuing a new license for the Project through the Commission’s Integrated Licensing Process (ILP). The current license for the Project which was issued on October 18, 1994, expires on September 30, 2024.

What's new

The initial field studies associated with the Water Quality Study, Impoundment Bass Spawning Survey and Historic Architectural Survey have been completed. The Flow Study for Aquatic Habitat Evaluation, Aesthetic Flow Study, and Whitewater Boating Study, are underway in 2021 as well as preparation for the Recreation and Creel Survey studies which will be conducted in the 2022 study season. An Initial Study Report summarizing the results of the studies completed to date will be filed with the FERC in August of 2021.

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Public Safety

During Construction

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.