UPPCO owns and operates 6 hydroelectric dams. They are located in Upper Michigan along the Dead River, Escanaba, Ontonagon and Sturgeon rivers.
- Hydroelectric Project Data
Water and flow levels for the 7 hydroelectric dams operated by UPPCO.
How Hydro Power Works
Hydro power plants harness the energy of falling water to make electricity. A dam backs up the water, creating a deep reservoir and a higher fall of water. In other words, the reservoir is a form of stored energy. When the water is released, its force turns a turbine. The turbine turns a generator, where electricity is produced.