|Waterway||Cooper Creek, Kenai River|
|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2170|
|FERC project name||Cooper Lake|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Chugach Electric Assn Inc|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1961|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Chugach Electric Assn Inc|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||2|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||19.4 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||41,075.3 mWH|
The project is located on Cooper Lake, Cooper Creek, and Kenai Lake, near the community of Cooper Landing in south-central Alaska.
Project operations currently divert all flow from Cooper Lake through the tunnel/penstock to the project powerhouse, where it is discharged into Kenai Lake. The4.8-mile-long Cooper Creek bypassed reach below the Cooper Lake dam receives no flow.
A settlement agreement that details provisions for operation of project, and resource protection measures among other things, was signed by various stakeholders in 2005.
|License Application Filed||04-20-2005|