Felt P-5089

General information

Waterway  Teton River
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-5089
FERC project name Felt
Permit issued 9/4/83
Permit expiration 8/27/23

Ownership and operation

Owner Fall River Rural Elec Coop Inc
Owner type Cooperative
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1946
Transmission or distribution system owner PacifiCorp

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 4
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 7.4 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 20,537.7 mWH

The 12-foot-high dam, originally constructed in the early 1900s, was granted a 40-year license by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in 1983. Since its construction, the Felt Dam has largely blocked Yellowstone cutthroat trout and other native fish species from accessing the upper reaches of the Teton River where colder water would give them a better chance of persisting in the face of climate change.

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