Chief Joseph is a 2,456.2MW hydro power project. It is located on Columbia river/basin in Washington, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1949 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1955. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is developed and owned by US Army Corps of Engineers.

Chief Joseph is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 54.254m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 27 in number. The penstock diameter is 7.62m. The project generated 12,517 GWh of electricity.

The project consists of 27 generators.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1949 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1955.

Contractors involved

Chief Joseph (Chief Joseph Phase I (Active)) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 11 turbines with 95MW nameplate capacity.

Chief Joseph (Chief Joseph Phase II (Active)) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 14 turbines with 88.2MW nameplate capacity.

Chief Joseph (Chief Joseph Phase III (Active)) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 88.2MW nameplate capacity.

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About US Army Corps of Engineers

US Army Corps of Engineers (UACE) is an American federal agency. The agency provides engineering services to civilians, soldiers and citizens. It research and develops technology for warfighters. UACE dredges America’s waterways to support the movement of critical commodities and provides recreation facilities at campgrounds, lakes and marinas. The agency reduces risks from disasters by devising hurricane and storm damage reduction infrastructure. It also offers cleaning services for sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive waste and materials. UACE is headquartered in Washington, the US.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.