Barber Dam Hydroelectric Project FERC NO. 4881

Fulcrum, LLC, a subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America, Inc. and Ada County are co-licensees of the Barber Dam Hydroelectric Project. The 40-year Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license for the project expires on November 30, 2023. Fulcrum, LLC and Ada County have filed a Notice of Intent and Pre-Application Document to relicense the existing 3.7-megawatt Project on November 30, 2018. The formal relicensing process for the Project is now underway.

The Boise River Enhancement Network supports public and agency engagement in the relicensing process to enhance the ecology of the Boise River. Information and opportunities related to relicensing will be posted on this page.

Barber Dam: The Hydropower Project in Our Backyard

BREN volunteer Mary Lucachick blogs about the relicensing process and the importance of getting involved in this rare opportunity.

Barber Pool: A Completely Different River Experience

Chel, author of the Guide to Canoeing the Boise River, blogs about canoeing through Barber Pool.


March 21, 2019: Joint Meeting and site visit hosted by Ada County and Fulcrum LLC.
The purpose of the site visit is to tour the Project. The purpose of the joint meeting is to provide an overview of the Project and of the information provided in the PAD, discuss the licensing process and timeline, and receive input and feedback regarding potential studies and additional information that may be needed. All interested persons are invited to attend the joint meeting to assist in identifying and clarifying the scope of issues to be addressed during this phase of the licensing process for the Project. You are also invited to review the PAD in preparation for the meeting.

Site Visit:
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Barber Dam Hydroelectric Project
Access via E. Sawmill Way, Boise, ID 83716
Hard hats and safety vest required. These will be provided for those who do not have this equipment

Joint Meetings:
Daytime: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Barber Park Education and Event Center
4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise, ID 83716

Evening: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Public Hearing Room, Ada County Courthouse
200 W. Front Street, Boise ID 83702

April 5, 2019: All About Barber Pool presentation; 11:30 – 1:00 at the Boise Library


Notice of Intent

Pre-Application Document: Part 1 Section 1, Part 1 Section 2, Part 2, Part 3


Hydropwer Relicensing 101 with Kevin Lewis, Executive Director, Idaho Rivers United and Marie Kellner, Water Policy Director, Idaho Conservation League. This program was held December 13, 2018. Facebook video

Relicensing Panel Presentation with Bill Bosworth, Idaho Fish and Game, Scott Hauser, Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, Tricia Canady, Idaho State Historic Preservation Office and John Falk, Idaho Department of Water Resources Dam Safety Division. This program was held February 1, 2019. Facebook video

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