[11/29/17] PUD Commissioners Give Thumbs Up To Rebuilding Eight Generator Units At Rock Island Dam

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Last week Chelan County PUD Commissioners gave the thumbs up rebuilding eight generator units at the Rock Island Dam, southeast of Wenatchee…

112717 PUD Generator 1 :22 “…have a horizontal bold unit.”

That’s PUD Project Manager, John Saygerser….

112717 PUD Generator 2 :31 “…finish in early 2029.”

Saygerser said an important goal is to have all units operating by 2030 for a scheduled check-in on the habitat conservation plan that protects salmon and steelhead passing the dam.

John also had the estimated cost for the project…

112717 PUD Generator 3 :09 “…dollars all said and done.”

Saygerser said extensive analysis shows this is the most cost effective way to keep the units producing clean, carbon free hydro-power for at least another forty years, adding that PUD customers have gotten their money’s worth out of the original turbine generators…

112717 PUD Generator 4 :12 “… than minor maintenance.”

To learn more about the project replacing eight generator units at Rock Island Dam- visit the PUD website at chelanpud.org.