Elephant Butte

General information

Waterway  Rio Grande
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit Reclamation

Ownership and operation

Owner Reclamation Upper Colorado Region (UC)
Owner type Reclamation
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1940
Transmission or distribution system owner WAPA-- Western Area Power Administration

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 3
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 27.9 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 41,525.2 MWH

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