Edward C Hyatt (Oroville) P-2100

General information

Waterway  Feather River
Current status   Active license, Dam failed 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro, Pumped Storage
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2100
FERC project name Feather River
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 2/6/57
Permit expiration 1/27/07

Ownership and operation

Owner California Department of Water Resources
Owner type State
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1968
Year first online (pumped storage) 1968
Transmission or distribution system owner Pacific Gas & Electric Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 6
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 351.0 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 1,476,167.7 MWH
Total capacity from pumped storage turbine-generator units 293.1 MW
Pumped storage gross generation in megawatt hours for each powerplant 88,946.9 MWH

In 2017 the emergency spillway on the Oroville Dam failed, resulting in widespread evacuations and significant risk to downstream communities. The incident and lessons learned are described in detail in the Oroville Dam 2017 Spillway Incident report.

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