Helms Pumped Storage P-2735

General information

Waterway  Courtwright & Lake Wishon
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Pumped Storage
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2735
FERC project name Helms Pumped Storage
Permit issued 5/13/76
Permit expiration 4/26/26

Ownership and operation

Owner Pacific Gas & Electric Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (pumped storage) 1984
Transmission or distribution system owner Pacific Gas & Electric Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 3
Total capacity from pumped storage turbine-generator units 1,053.0 MW
Pumped storage gross generation in megawatt hours for each powerplant 645,806.7 MWH

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