The Diamond Fork Power Development Experience

by Deborah M. Linke, US Bureau of Reclamation, Salt Lake, City, UT, USA,
Theresa A. Moore, US Bureau of Reclamation, Salt Lake, City, UT, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


Federal water development agencies are, to varying degrees, currently seeking financing partnership arrangements with states and other non-federal entities for up-front construction and planning costs of all proposed federal projects. This financing policy applies to the development and construction of the Diamond Fork Power System and Jordanelle Powerplant which are hydropower features of the Bonneville Unit, Central Utah Project. This paper describes the still-evolving process of an effort underway between the non-federal and federal sectors, the purpose of which is to jointly develop and finance these hydropower facilities. At present, there are no prescribed federal policies or precedents that regulate joint financing arrangements as part of multipurpose water resource developments. The decision-making and interaction processes presented in this paper are tailor-designed to fit the Bonneville Unit.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Hydro power | Financing | Construction management | Construction costs | Decision making | Power plants | Federal government | Utah | United States

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