Hungry Horse is a 428MW hydro power project. It is located on South Fork Flathead river/basin in Montana, 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 a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1948 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1952. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by U.S. Department of the Interior. The company has a stake of 100%.

Hungry Horse is a reservoir based project. 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 4 in number. The penstock length is 137.16m. The penstock diameter is 4.115m. Hungry Horse underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1990-1993,Mar 2025-Feb 2029. The project generated 1,086.25 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 107MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1948 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1952.

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About U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) conserves and manages natural resources and cultural heritage. The department provides scientific and other information about natural resources and natural hazards to address societal challenges including COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity and climate change. It also manages some of the Nation’s tribal and public lands including national parks and national wildlife refuges, and minerals. DOI also delivers and manages hydropower energy. DOI’s activities include acquisitions, budgeting, building a seismic safety program, business practices for technical services, cultural resources management program, dam safety, drought program, desalination, hydroelectric research and technical services, among others. The department partners with states to manage wildlife, promote healthy forests, suppress fire and manage energy development. DOI is headquartered in Washington, the US.

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