The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in an April 19 notice that the Warmsprings Irrigation District has applied for a license on the 2.7-MW Warm Springs Dam Hydroelectric Project.
The facility would be located on the Malheur River, near the Town of Juntura, Malheur County, Oregon. The project would utilize the existing Warm Springs dam and reservoir, which is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and would occupy 13.5 acres of land administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
The proposed project would consist of the following new facilities:
- an 8- foot-diameter, 32-foot-long cylindrical intake;
- a 190-foot-long, 8-foot-diameter steel penstock;
- a powerhouse containing one 2.7-MW Francis or Kaplan turbine;
- a 2.2-mile-long, 25-kV transmission line; and
- appurtenant facilities.
The average annual generation for this project is estimated to be 7.442 gigawatt-hours.