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November 24, 2021

Glen Canyon, US

By Carmen

Glen Canyon is a 1,320MW hydro power project. It is located on Colorado river/basin in Arizona, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1956 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1964.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,320 1,320 Active Arizona, the US

Description

The project is currently owned by U.S. Department of the Interior with a stake of 100%.

The net head of the project is 155m. 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, are 8 in number. Glen Canyon underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2005-2012. The project generated 5,000 GWh of electricity.

The project has 8 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 1956 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1964.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 8 units of francis turbines, each with 165MW nameplate capacity.

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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