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January 4, 2022

Lower Baker, US

By Carmen

Lower Baker is a 109.33MW hydro power project. It is located on Baker river/basin in Washington, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1925.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 109.33 109.33 Active Washington, the US Puget Sound Energy


The project is developed and owned by Puget Sound Energy. The company has a stake of 100%.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 200.43 million cubic meter.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1925.

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Contractors Involved

Lower Baker (Lower Baker Unit 3) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 79.33MW nameplate capacity.

Lower Baker (Lower Baker Unit 4) is equipped with Litostroj Power francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 30MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 1 electric generator for the Lower Baker (Lower Baker Unit 3).

Koncar Generators and Motors supplied 1 electric generator for the Lower Baker (Lower Baker Unit 4). The generator capacity is 32 MVA.

About Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy Inc (PSE), a subsidiary of Puget Energy Inc, is a utility service provider. The company offers offers services such as energy and natural gas supply, start service, power outages, natural gas safety, business services, natural gas storage and excess generation of energy. It provides service to business, property and construction. PSE offers online bill pay services, scam alerts, low income assistance , among others. The company owns and operates coal, natural gas-fired, hydroelectric, wind-powered, and oil-fired generating facilities. It offers its services to residential, industrial, and commercial customers. PSE is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, the US.


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