Hoover Dam

General information

Waterway  Lake Mead - Colorado River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit Reclamation

Ownership and operation

Owner Reclamation Lower Colorado Region (LC)
Owner type Reclamation
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1936
Transmission or distribution system owner WAPA-- Western Area Power Administration

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 9
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 1,039.4 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 2,022,887.8 mWH

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