Brownlee is a 585.4MW hydro power project. It is located on Snake river/basin in Idaho, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1958.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 585.4 585.4 Active Idaho, the US Morrison Knudsen


The project was developed by Morrison Knudsen and is currently owned by Idaho Power with a stake of 100%.

Brownlee (Brownlee Phase I ) consists of 4 turbines with 90.1MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1958.

Contractors Involved

Brownlee (Brownlee Phase II) is equipped with Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 265MW nameplate capacity.

Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro supplied 1 electric generator for the Brownlee (Brownlee Phase II). The generator capacity is 288 MVA.

About Morrison Knudsen

Morrison Knudsen Corp performs general contracting work including in- dustrial, heavy, civil and marine, mechanical, and pipeline. Other markets in- clude nuclear and fossil-fueled power plants, environmental and hazardous waste abatement services and maintenance services for military and commercial facilities. The company is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.


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