Chelan P-637

General information

Waterway  Chelan River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-637
FERC project name Lake Chelan
Permit issued 11/1/06
Permit expiration 10/27/56

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


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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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