Pit 5 P-233

General information

Waterway  Pit River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-233
FERC project name Pit 3 4 & 5
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 6/27/07
Permit expiration 6/26/43

Ownership and operation

Owner Pacific Gas & Electric Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1944
Transmission or distribution system owner Pacific Gas & Electric Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 4
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 141.6 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 678,020.8 MWH

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This 312.33-megawatt (MW) project is located on the Pit River in Shasta County, California.

The Pit 3, 4, 5 Project occupies 4,330 acres, of which 3,259 acres are owned by PG&E, 746 acres are part of the Shasta National Forest, and 325 are privately owned.

The project consists of three developments, with a total of four dams, four reservoirs, three powerhouses. The developments extend along the Pit River, with Pit 3 the furthest upstream and Pit 5 the furthest downstream.


Settlement completed. 08-29-2006
401 Water Quality Certification issued 08-15-2006
SWRCB issues draft 401 certification 12-21-2005
FERC files final EIS. 06-21-2004
Final license application filed with FERC 11-04-2003
Settlement signed with FERC. Read CHRC member press release: 10-31-2003
License Issued 07-02-2007

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