Mt. Tabor Hydroelectric Project

by Randy P. Hawley, City of Portland Bureau of Water Works, Portland, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


In 1980 the engineering staff of the City of Portland Bureau of Water Works identified several potential hydroelectric sites in Portland water supply and distribution system. The Mt. Tabor Hydroelectric Project is the first generating unit to be installed in the distribution system. The unit will generate over one million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. This paper discusses the project feasibility, licensing, implementation, and other aspects of the subject.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Water supply systems | Systems engineering | Urban areas | Electric power | Power transmission | Power plants | Licensure and certification

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