A Non-Federal Development at a Federal Project

by Oscar L. Donati, Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


The Colebrook River Lake project is a Corps of Engineers multipurpose reservoir located in northwestern Connecticut. The hydro project, designed and built by the Catalyst Energy Corporation for the Metropolitan District, differs from the ordinary hydroelectric scheme in that there is no penstock and no power-house. The design optimizes the use of the existing Corps of Engineers structures instead. The facility consists of primarily five systems: Turbine/generator units, Hydraulic gate controls, Hoisting equipment, Electrical switchgear, and Emergency generator.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Reservoirs | Project management | Lakes | Electric power | Turbines | Connecticut | United States

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