ID

Upper Salmon B P-2777

General information

Waterway  Snake River
Current status  Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2777
Permit issued 7/30/2004
Permit expires 7/27/2034

Ownership and operation

Owner Idaho Power Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1947
Transmission or distribution system owner Idaho Power Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 16.5 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 101,976.6 mWH

Download License Summary for the Mid-Snake River Projects.

The Shoshone Falls, Upper and Lower Salmon Falls, and the Bliss projects are together referred to as the mid-Snake projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued licenses for the mid-Snake projects and the C.J. Strike project at once based on the multi-party settlement which encompasses all five projects.

The Mid-Snake Projects are located on the Snake River in south-central Idaho near the cities of Hagerman and Bliss, Idaho. The projects span more than 25 miles, from the main diversion dam at the Upper Salmon Falls Project downstream to the Bliss Dam. Between these facilities are the Lower Salmon Falls Dam and a free-flowing stretch of the Snake River known as the Wiley Reach.