Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or “FERC” is the federal agency responsible for overseeing and regulating power projects and infrastructure in the United States. Since Candlewood lake is a man-made lake that generates hydropower, the power company that owns the lake at any one time is regulated by FERC. This means that there are a number of requirements (environmental protection, recreational usage, monitoring, etc.) that the owners of the lake must undertake to ensure that it remains protected and usable by the public, while also still supporting its power generation needs. Those requirements and regulations can be found in the license issued by FERC to the owners of the lake, which was last updated in 2004 and lasts 40 years before requiring revision. FERC is also the organization that reviews and approves certain new activities, studies, and applications within the bounds of the property owned by the power company. At times the CLA participates in this process as a stakeholder for Candlewood Lake, and thus submits comments with our review, concerns, and opinions about ongoing proceedings. Members of the public with an interest in the lake can also submit comments on an ongoing proceeding at any time. You can find any updates regarding FERC applications, filings, and proceedings here.


Comments for FERC can be mailed to:

Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

888 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20426


All submissions must reference docket p-2576.




Candlewood Isle Dock Filing




CT DEEP 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106  //  US Fish & Wildlife Service 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035

State Historic Preservation Office 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103



Candlewood Lake 2019 Shoreline Management Plan