Project Overview

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.

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