03/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2019 11:32
Constantine, MI. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) will start lowering the water level of the headrace canal at the Constantine Hydroelectric Plant starting Monday, March 11.
The Constantine headrace canal at the hydroelectric plant will be lowered 11-feet to allow I&M to perform routine inspections. The drawdown will not impact water levels of the St. Joseph River.
The public may notice an increase in traffic around the dam as heavy equipment will be used during the inspections. Access to the Race Street reservoir boat launch and fishing spots may be limited during the drawdown. The water level will return to normal on April 30.
The Constantine Hydroelectric facility is one of six run-of-river hydroelectric plants on the St. Joseph River owned and operated by I&M. I&M operates the Constantine Hydroelectric Generating Station in accordance with its license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and its 2,450 employees serve more than 593,900 customers. More than half of its generation is emission-free, including 2,278 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan, 450 MW of purchased wind generation from Indiana, 22 MW of hydro generation in both states and approximately 15 MW of large-scale solar generation in both states. The company's generation portfolio also includes 2,600 MW of coal-fueled generation in Indiana.
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