Mountain States Construction Company - South Canal Drop 1 & 3 Hydro Facilities

South Canal Drop 1 & 3 Hydro Facilities

7.5 MW Facility

Montrose, Co

The South Canal Hydroelectric Project is located in Western Colorado.  The project consisted of two separate facilities along the South Canal.  Each site has a new intake structure featuring a unique patented Automatic Trip Gate to hold the pool higher than a conventional overflow wall.  The existing canal acts as a bypass.

The penstocks are a buried 11' diameter steel pipe for each facility.  The powerhouse at Drop #1 houses a 4 MW Turbine Generator and Drop #3 (approximately 1 mile down stream from Drop #1) houses a 3.5 MW Turbine Generator.

Commissioned Spring 2013.

This project was completed under an EPC format.

Owner: Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) & the Uncompahgre Valley Water User's Association (UVUWA)

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