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November 26, 2021

Cat Creek, US

By Carmen

Cat Creek is a 720MW hydro power project. It is planned on Snake River river/basin in Idaho, the US. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2025 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 720 720 Permitting Idaho, the US Cat Creek Energy

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Cat Creek Energy.

Cat Creek is a pumped storage project. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, is expected to be 2 in number. The penstock length will be 1,706.88m. The penstock diameter will be 6.706m. The project is expected to generate 1,965.4 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,887.408m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2025. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding will be the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company is expected to provide 12 turbines, each with 60MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding is expected to supply 12 electric generators for the project.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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