|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-637|
|FERC project name||Lake Chelan|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||PUD No 1 of Chelan County|
|Owner type||Publicly Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1927|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||PUD No 1 of Chelan County|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||2|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||59.2 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||396,688.8 mWH|
Download license summary for the Chelan River project.
The Lake Chelan Hydroelectric Project is located on the Chelan River, near the City of Chelan, in Chelan County, Washington. The project occupies 465.5 acres of federal lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service.
On October 8, 2003, a settlement agreement was reached between the licensee (Chelan PUD), Forest Service, Park Service, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Ecology, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, American Whitewater, and the City of Chelan. This Settlement Agreement forms the basis for license issued in 2006.
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