LIHI Pending Application – Certification of Little Falls Project

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 Little Falls Project, FERC No. P-2941.

LIHI is seeking comment on the Little Falls 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 with “Little Falls 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 Little Falls Project (FERC No. 2941), located on the Presumpscot River in Windham and Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine at river mile 16.9, was originally constructed in the early 1900’s and purchased by S.D. Warren Company (“S.D. Warren”) from Lawrence J. Keddy in 1974. This is the fifth hydro project downstream of the Sebago Lake outlet (including the Eel Weir Project). It contains 4 turbines and is a run-of-river facility, and has been in operation since 1894.

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

River mile 16.9

Presumpscot River

Installed Capacity 1 MW
Average Annual Generation 4,200 MWh
Facility Type run-of-river
FERC No. 2941


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