From the Sky-Hi Daily News (Hank Shell):
The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District plans to construct a hydropower plant at the base of Granby Dam.
“It’s economically feasible to put a little power plant on the outlet structure there, so we’re going to move forward with it,” said Brian Werner with Northern Water.
The Granby Hydropower Project could generate a maximum of 7 million kilowatt-hours per year, Werner said.
Revenues from the station could reach $390,000 annually, according to documents from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
The project will use existing releases from Granby Dam to the Colorado River.
Northern Water plans to sell the power generated at the station to Mountain Parks Electric Inc., Werner said.
“This fits in well with those producers that have to have green power,” he said…
Construction on the new plant could begin in summer of 2015, Werner said.
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