The Lewiston Falls Project is currently licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (FERC No. 2302) under the authority granted to the FERC by Congress via the Federal Power Act to license and oversee the operation of non-federal hydroelectric projects.
The current and original Lewiston Falls Project license was issued on September 29, 1986 and expires on August 31, 2026. On August 4, 2021, Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC’s (BWPH) filed a notice of intent and a pre-application document (NOI/PAD) for a new license for the Lewiston Falls Hydroelectric Project FERC No. 2302. BWPH is pursuing a new license from FERC for the continued operation of the Project through the Commission’s Traditional Licensing Process (TLP). In support of preparing an application for a new license, BWPH was granted approval by the FERC to use the TLP on September 15, 2021.