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January 12, 2022

Loon Lake, US

By Carmen

Loon Lake is an 82MW hydro power project. It is located on Gerle Creek 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 1971.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 82 82 Active California, the US

Description

The project is currently owned by Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Loon Lake is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 93.9 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 332.7m. 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 1 in number. The penstock length is 436.2m. The penstock diameter is 2.55m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1971.

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Contractors Involved

Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of pelton turbine with 74.1MW nameplate capacity.

Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro supplied 1 electric generator for the project. The generator capacity is 78 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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