Blue Mesa

General information

Waterway  Blue Mesa Reservoir-Gunnison River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit Reclamation

Ownership and operation

Owner Reclamation Upper Colorado Region (UC)
Owner type Reclamation
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1967
Transmission or distribution system owner WAPA-- Western Area Power Administration

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 86.4 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 228,798.1 mWH

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