|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2114|
|FERC project name||Priest Rapids|
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Ownership and operation
|Owner||PUD No 2 of Grant County|
|Owner type||Publicly Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1959|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Bonneville Power Administration|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||10|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||955.6 MW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||4,506,885.7 MWH|
The project is located on the mid-Columbia River, in portions of Grant, Yakima, Kittitas, Douglas, Benton, and Chelan Counties, Washington, and occupies about 3,052 acres of federal land.
In the project area, there are more than 40 species of fish, including both anadromous and resident fish. There are six anadromous species, including Chinook salmon; sockeye salmon; steelhead; coho salmon; Pacific lamprey; and American Shad. There are 38 resident species, including bull trout, white sturgeon, rainbow trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, and northern pikeminnow.
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