The Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric Station is a 2,040 Kilowatt run-of-river hydropower plant located at Lock and Dam 7 on the Kentucky River near Harrodsburg, KY.  The plant was built in 1927 and includes 3 turbine-generators. The plant was operated until 1999 by Kentucky Utilities Co., when problems with the generating units left all three inoperable.  In December 2005, Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC purchased the plant from KU, and began renovating the plant in March 2006.

Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC is a partnership between Shaker Landing Hydro Associates, Inc. of Louisville, KY and Salt River Electric, a cooperative located in Bardstown, KY, which is part of the East Kentucky Power Cooperative system.  Power produced by the Mother Ann Lee plant is sold to Salt River Electric.  Renewable Energy Credits produced by the plant are sold through the Green Energy program offered by the Kentucky Utilities (KU) and Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E).

The Mother Ann Lee plant is operated under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license No. 539, and has a lease with the dam owner, the Kentucky River Authority. The project in one of only a few dozen hydropower plants nationally to have received “Low Impact” certification from the Low Impact Hydro Institute.