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Mount Elbert

General information

Waterway  Fryingpan River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Pumped Storage
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit Reclamation

Ownership and operation

Owner Reclamation Great Plains Region (GP)
Owner type Reclamation
Year first online (pumped storage) 1981
Transmission or distribution system owner WAPA-- Western Area Power Administration

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from pumped storage turbine-generator units 200.0 mW
Pumped storage gross generation in megawatt hours for each powerplant 293,866.5 mWH

News and updates

From California Sportfishing Protection Alliance4/29/2021

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