Mahoning Hydropower LLC filed an April 18 draft application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a license on the Berlin Lake Hydroelectric Project, to be located in Mahoning County, Ohio, on the Mahoning River.
The proposed project would include: a portion of the existing 96-foot-high, 663.5-foot-long U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concrete gravity dam; the existing Mahoning Valley Sanitary District (MVSD) water intake tower; a 130 foot section of the existing MVSD water supply conduit; new powerhouse located at the base of the dam containing one Kaplan turbine-generator unit with a capacity of 1.1 MW; a new bifurcation, new shut off valve and new steel penstock pipe from the existing MVSD water supply conduit to the new powerhouse; and a new 350 foot long 4160v transmission line and new step up transformer connecting the powerhouse to an existing 69-kV distribution line.
The estimated annual generation of the Berlin Dam Project would be 6,097 megawatt-hours at a head range of 40-70 feet.
Construction of the project is planned to start within 10 months, and is planned to be completed within 24 months, from the date of issuance of the license.
A Mahoning Hydropower contact is: Anthony J. Marra III, General Manager, 11365 Normandy Lane, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023, Telephone: 440-804-6627.