Safety Evaluation of PG&E Dams

by Ronald G. Domer, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, United States,
Wayne D. Edwards, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, United States,
Charles S. Ahlgren, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89

Abstract:

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) owns and operates 71 hydroelectric power projects in Northern and Central California. With 115 dams in its system, PG&E is the largest private dam owner in the United States and as such has a large and ongoing responsibility for ensuring the safety of its dams. This paper discusses some of the regulatory, operational and technical aspects of the safety evaluation process for PG&E dams.



Subject Headings: Arch dams | Concrete dams | Gravity dams | Dam safety | Earthquakes | Hydro power | Hydrology | California | United States | North America

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