Symbiotics LLC is interested in a plant that would generate 80 to 100 megawatts, according to the Evansville Courier & Press. The company hasn't lined up a buyer for the power.
Newburgh is among about 100 existing dams in the country that Symbiotics is scouting for power generation. The company looks for locations with economic potential and where environmental damage would be limited.
Kentucky's Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources is concerned about the impact on downstream mussels and fish, and whether the project would allow fish to pass, among other issues.