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Working River Tour: Xcel Energy St. Anthony Falls Hydro (SOLD OUT)

  • Hennepin Island Hydroelectric Plant 204 Southeast Main Street Minneapolis, MN, 55414 United States (map)
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Xcel Energy's hydroelectric plant on St. Anthony Falls is one of the oldest generators in their system, generating power after many decades of operation. The plant contribute clean, low-cost power as part of Xcel's diverse mix of energy sources.

While the fuel is free and hydroelectric power produces no air emissions or waste, its use is limited because of the natural hydrological conditions it requires. There also can be ecological concerns, such as the impact on fish and other wildlife. Learn how Xcel manages the St. Anthony Falls dam operations to protect the aquatic environment and improve recreational opportunities along the river.

  • In general, photography of any kind is NOT allowed inside the plant.

  • Attendees must be 12 years old or older and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • The tour will involve heights, stair climbing, and walking over grating. We recommend casual clothing and flat, comfortable shoes (no sandals).

  • Depending on where you travel in the plant, you will be provided with protective equipment, such as eye and hearing protection and a hard hat.

  • Space is limited and registration is required. If you can no longer attend, kindly cancel your registration to open your spot to others.

Questions: csacarelos@parkconnection.org or 651-291-8164

Presented by Mississippi Park Connection and Xcel Energy Minnesota.

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