Newhalem P-2705

General information

Waterway  Newhalem Creek
 Skagit 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-2705
FERC project name Newhalem Creek
Permit issued 2/2/97
Permit expiration 1/27/27

Ownership and operation

Owner Seattle City of
Owner type Publicly Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1970
Transmission or distribution system owner City of Seattle - (WA)

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 1
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 2.3 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 3,676.0 MWH

Newhalem Creek Dam. Photo by Thomas O’Keefe.

Newhalem Hydroelectric Project

The Newhalem Hydroelectric Project is located on the south bank of the Skagit River, in the town of Newhalem, WA. The project is within the Ross Lake National Recreation Area.

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