Colgate is a 315MW hydro power project. It is located on Yuba river/basin in California, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1969.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 315 315 Active California, the US


The project is currently owned by Yuba County Water Agency with a stake of 100%.

Colgate is a reservoir based project. The project generated 1,314 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1969.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Pacific Gas and Electric under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 157.5MW nameplate capacity.

Toshiba Hydro Power (Hanzhou) supplied 2 electric generators for the project.


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