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November 24, 2021

Goldendale, US

By Carmen

Goldendale is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is planned on Columbia river/basin in Washington, the US. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 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 1,200 1,200 Permitting Washington, the US Rye Development

Description

The project is being developed by Rye Development and is currently owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners KS.

Goldendale is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 14.5 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 719m. The penstock length will be 182.88m. The penstock diameter will be 4.5m. The project is expected to generate 3,500 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $2,140m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 400MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

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The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

About Rye Development

Rye Development, LLC, is a hydro power generation company, based in US.

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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