Hydropower Plant on an Irrigation Pipeline

by Larry C. Amans, CH2M Hill, Sacramento, CA, USA,
Craig E. Crouch, CH2M Hill, Sacramento, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development


A 940-kW hydroelectric plant was installed on a renovated irrigation pipeline at a Bishop, California ranch. On its way to the ranch, the falling water now generates an average of 4. 2 million kWh per year. Equipment, site characteristics and hydrology, and costs are discussed.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Pipes | Construction management | Hydro power | Hydrology | Pipelines | Power plants | Scheduling | California | United States

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