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. 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.

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.


Relicensing Study Plan Summary, December 2019

BREN Study Request and PAD Comments

National Park Service Study Request and PAD Comments

Idaho DEQ Study Request and PAD Comments

Idaho Fish and Game Study Request and PAD Comments

Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands Study Request and PAD Comments

Idaho Conservation League Study Request and PAD Comments


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

Barber Dam

Barber Dam at high flow

Power plant and dam/spillway winter operating mode (March 21, 2019)

Inside the powerhouse