The Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric Station is a 2,040 Kilowatt run-of-river hydropower plant located at Lock and Dam 7 on the Kentucky River near Harrodsburg, KY. The plant was built in 1927 and includes 3 turbine-generators. The plant was operated until 1999 by Kentucky Utilities Co., when problems with the generating units left all three inoperable. In December 2005, Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC purchased the plant from KU, and began renovating the plant in March 2006.
The Mother Ann Lee plant is operated under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license No. 539. The project in one of only a few dozen hydropower plants nationally to have received “Low Impact” certification from the Low Impact Hydro Institute.
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