Ribbon Cutting

We are so fortunate and grateful to have reached this point.  Last Friday, May 10th, we held a ribbon cutting for the new powerhouse.  We were glad to have the opportunity to thank the many people that helped us complete this monumental project.  During the ribbon cutting we asked all the people that had participated … Continue reading “Ribbon Cutting”

New Bowersock power plant to start producing electricity

A new $25 million hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River is expected to start producing electricity as early as Friday, about a month ahead of schedule. The new skyline-altering project also is expected to produce something else: a rain dance or two. Leaders with the Bowersock Mills & Power Co. … Continue reading “New Bowersock power plant to start producing electricity”

Hitting Rock Bottom

Bowersock shows off construction site for new power plant On Friday, December 2, 2011, Bowersock Mills & Power Company co-owner Sarah Hill-Nelson talked with the Lawrence Journal World about progress being made on the construction of the hydroelectric power plant on the north side of the Kansas River. Hill-Nelson, a co-owner of the Lawrence-based Bowersock … Continue reading “Hitting Rock Bottom”

North Powerhouse Construction

Construction on the North Powerhouse is moving forward.  We received our final permits on June 1, 2011 and gave the green light to Kissick Construction to initiate work.  To date all has gone pretty well, with some minor ups and downs that our project manager Nathan informs me are pretty typical of construction projects.  We … Continue reading “North Powerhouse Construction”


The Bowersock Mills & Power Company will be hosting a Groundbreaking for the North Powerhouse Project at 2:30 PM on Monday, May 16th.  We plan a short event on the north shore of the river on the project site, followed by refreshments at the South Powerhouse.  Tours of the South Powerhouse will be available.  We … Continue reading “Groundbreaking”

North Powerhouse Public Meeting

Notice of Public Meeting Re: The Bowersock Mills and Power Company Proposed Expansion The Bowersock Mills and Power Company P.O. Box 66 Massachusetts Street at the Kansas River Bridge Lawrence, Kansas 66044 The Bowersock Mills and Power Company (BMPC or Bowersock) is the small hydroelectric power plant on the Kansas River in Lawrence, Kansas, which … Continue reading “North Powerhouse Public Meeting”

Summer 2010 Update

We are still moving on the project and feel optimistic.  There are almost innumerable pieces to be put together here including three key items which are the regulatory approvals, a power purchase agreement, and financing.  Last week we had our special use permit for the City of Lawrence approved which was a great step.  In … Continue reading “Summer 2010 Update”