Water Treatment Plant to Generate Power

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A water treatment plan in Colorado will now generate power after the operator obtained a license exemption from FERC.

This week, FERC approved Ute Water Conservancy District’s request to grant a license exemption for the hydropower project to be operated at its Rapid Creek Water Treatment plant in Mesa County.

The project will have an installed capacity of 610 kW, with an a average annual generation of 2,400 megawatt-hours. The District plans to use the power on-site with any excess being sold to a local utility. 

The District had filed its exemption application in February 2010.