UPPCO owns and operates 7 hydroelectric dams and 4 storage reservoirs. They are located in Upper Michigan along the Dead River, Escanaba, Ontonagon and Sturgeon rivers.

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.

Hydroelectric Power