Hydro Dam

The hydro dam keeps electric rates low with generated power from the Mississippi River.

Hydro Dam Relicensing

On February 28, 2023, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license for the Brainerd Dam, owned by Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU), will expire. BPU has already begun to plan for relicensing, which will take approximately 5 years.

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