|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2061|
|FERC project name||Lower Salmon Falls|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Idaho Power Co|
|Owner type||Investor-Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1949|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Idaho Power Co|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||4|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||60.0 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||235,737.3 mWH|
The Shoshone Falls, Upper and Lower Salmon Falls, and the Bliss projects are together referred to as the mid-Snake projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued licenses for the mid-Snake projects and the C.J. Strike project at once based on the multi-party settlement which encompasses all five projects.
The Mid-Snake Projects are located on the Snake River in south-central Idaho near the cities of Hagerman and Bliss, Idaho. The projects span more than 25 miles, from the main diversion dam at the Upper Salmon Falls Project downstream to the Bliss Dam. Between these facilities are the Lower Salmon Falls Dam and a free-flowing stretch of the Snake River known as the Wiley Reach.
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