Raleigh moves forward to develop hydroelectric facility
Posted September 20, 2011
Updated September 21, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — The city of Raleigh is moving forward with a plan to develop a hydroelectric facility at Falls Lake Dam.
The City Council on Tuesday authorized city staff to file documents of intent with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and to begin finding a consultant to help develop funding options for the design and construction of the dam.
A study by the city found that such a project is feasible under certain economic conditions.
Falls Lake is a major source of drinking water for the area.