Barber Dam Hydroelectric Project
FERC NO. 4881
Draft License Application Filed; Comments Accepted Until October 27, 2021
The Draft License Application (DLA) for the Project was filed with FERC on July 28, 2021. The applicant proposes little to no change in Project operations. Comments will be accepted until October 27, 2021. The applicant expects to file the Final License Application by November 30, 2021. Please contact BREN if you have questions or would like to volunteer to review the DLA.
New Owners for Barber Dam Hydroelectric Project and Barber Dam
Relicensing Gets Underway for Barber Hydroelectric Project
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. Relicensing website.
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.
BREN volunteer Mary Lucachick blogs about the relicensing process and the importance of getting involved in this rare opportunity.
Chel, author of the Guide to Canoeing the Boise River, blogs about canoeing through Barber Pool.
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.
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.
Barber Dam at high flow
Inside the powerhouse