Accession Number : ADA113569

Title :   Reconnaissance Report for Hydropower Redevelopment at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.


PDF Url : ADA113569

Report Date : Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 558

Abstract : This report document reconnaissance stage investigations completed by the Corps of Engineers on the feasibility of hydropower facilities redevelopment at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. While continued growth in demand for energy in the Michigan Upper Peninsula is anticipated, existing hydropower capacity has been unable to keep pace with current demand. In addition, a new Canadian hydropower plant is scheduled to go on line in 1982. At that time, water which the United States has traditionally used will be reduced. This reduction in available water will result in lower energy production, and in a further widening of the gap between hydroelectric supply capacity and demand. The authorization for the study is provided under Section 102 of the River and Harbor Act of 1966. The purpose of the study is to determine the overall economic, engineering, environmental, and social feasibility of hydropower facilities redevelopment in United States waters at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and to determine the extent of any recommended Federal participation. After preliminary screening, four of the alternatives were developed to a greater level of detail. Evaluation of these alternatives indicated that whereas under one without project condition, all the alternatives would be economically feasible, under another without project condition, none of the alternatives would be feasible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hydroelectricity, Michigan, Canada, Rivers, Water flow, Utilization, Electric power plants, Modification, Electric power production, Economic analysis

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE