Nick Halter

Crown Hydro takes new approach to St. Anthony project

After 13 year spent wrangling with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to get approval to build a hydroelectric facility below parkland neat the Minneapolis Mill District, Crown Hydro is now working on a plan to build below U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land just downstream.

Crown Hydro in October met with the Corps of Engineers to discuss a proposal that would allow the company to build intake valves near the St. Anthony Falls lock wall, according to documents filed to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 20.


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