Lexington, Mass. (September 7, 2017) – On September 7, 2017, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) received a complete application from S.D. Warren Company d/b/a Sappi North America for the Low Impact Certification of the Gambo Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. P-2931, located on the Presumpscot River in Maine.

LIHI is seeking comment on the Gambo application for certification. Comments that are directly tied to specific LIHI criteria (flows, water quality, fish passage, etc.) will be most helpful, but all comments will be considered.  Comments may be submitted to the Institute by e-mail at comments@lowimpacthydro.org with “Gambo Project Comments” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, 329 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 2, Lexington, MA 02420.  Comments must be received at the Institute on or before 5 pm Eastern time on November 7, 2017 to be considered.  All comments will be posted to the web site and the applicant will have an opportunity to respond.  Any response will also be posted.


Project Description

The Gambo Project was originally constructed in 1911 and has 2 turbines. The project operates as run of river and covers 151 acres. 

Project Name Gambo
Owner S.D. Warren d/b/a Sappi North America
State Maine
Location Windham and Gorham, Cumberland County

River mile 18.6

Presumpscot River

Installed Capacity 1.9 MW
Average Annual Generation 7,000 MWh
Facility Type run-of-river
FERC No. 2931