Culinary Water System Hydroelectric Project P-13301

General information

Waterway  Culinary Water Supply System
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-13301
FERC project name Culinary Water System
Permit issued 10/4/09
Permit expiration 9/26/49

Ownership and operation

Owner Town of Afton
Owner type Publicly Owned Utility

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 1
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 0.2 MW

The Town of Afton, WY possesses the license for this 225 kW project to be located on the town’s existing Culinary Water Supply System near the town of Afton in Lincoln County, Wyoming. This project will be located entirely within the Bridger-Teton National Forest and will occupy approximately eight acres of federal land.

The proposed project would use flows from the Periodic Springs, which supplieswater for the Town of Afton’s municipal water system. The project would divert up to 12 cfs of the flow from the watersupply system to use for power generation after which the Town would return the water to the water supply system for treatment and municipal consumption.

The power generated would be delivered through thegenerator leads to the existing 12.5 kV distribution system at the Culinary Water Treatment Plant; therefore, the project will not have a primary transmission line.



License Application Filed 04-01-2009
Minor License Issued 10-09-2009

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