|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-233|
|FERC project name||Pit 3 4 & 5|
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|
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.
|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: http://www.calhrc.org/articles%20and%20reports/PitRiverRelease%2010||10-31-2003|