American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: North Fork Skokomish Powerhouse at Cushman No. 2 Dam
The objective of this project was to add generating capacity on an in-stream flow release at Tacoma Power's Cushman hydroelectric project, Cushman No. 2 Dam, FERC Project P-460. The flow that is being used to generate additional electricity was being discharged from a valve at the base of the dam without recovery of the energy. A second objective to the project was to incorporate upstream fish passage by use of a fish collection structure attached to the draft tubes of the hydroelectric units. This will enable reintroduction of native anadromous fish above the dams which have blocked fish passage since the late 1920's. The project was funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Energy, Office of Energy, Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind and Water Power Program.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- DBA Tacoma Power, WA (United States). Dept. of Public Utilities
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 13 HYDRO ENERGY; Powerhouse; Existing Dam; Fish Passage
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