El Vado Dam P-5226

General information

Waterway  Rio Chama
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-5226
FERC project name El Vado
Permit issued 10/26/85
Permit expiration 9/26/35

Ownership and operation

Owner Los Alamos County
Owner type Publicly Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1988
Transmission or distribution system owner Northern Rio Arriba E Coop Inc

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 1
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 8.0 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 21,922.1 MWH

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