|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-7396|
|FERC project name||Abiquiu|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Los Alamos County|
|Owner type||Publicly Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1989|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Jemez Mountains Elec Coop, Inc|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||3|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||15.6 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||32,087.2 mWH|
The project is located in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. The hydroelectric facilities were constructed in 1990 utilizing an existing outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Abiquiu Dam and Reservoir on the Rio Chama river, a tributary of the Rio Grande.
The project consists of a powerhouse containiing two units at 5.5 MW. FERC approved the addition of another 3MW unit in February 2006 through a license amendment.
|License Amended to Increase Capacity||02-17-2006|
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