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November 10, 2021

Grand Coulee, US

By Carmen

Grand Coulee is a 6,809MW hydro power project. It is located on Columbia river/basin in Washington, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1933 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1941.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 6,809 6,809 Active Washington, the US

Description

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

Grand Coulee is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 100.584m. Grand Coulee underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2000-2010,2016. The project generated 20,247.148 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1933 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1941.

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Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Andritz Hydro, Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions and Voith Hydro Holding.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 672 MVA.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 825.6 MVA.

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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