Pit 1 is a 69.2MW hydro power project. It is located on Fall river/basin in California, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1920 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1922. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Pacific Gas and Electric. The company has a stake of 100%.

The gross head of the project is 138.379m. 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 426.72m. The penstock diameter is 4.358m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 34.6MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1920 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1922.

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About Pacific Gas and Electric

Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PGEC), a subsidiary of PG&E Corp, is an investor-owned energy utility company. It generates electricity; and provides electric transmission and distribution services and natural gas transportation services. The company owns and operates power generation assets; and sources energy from qualifying facilities, and other third-party purchase agreements. PGEC provides natural gas transportation services to core customers including small commercial and residential customers, and to non-core customers: industrial, large commercial and natural gas-fired electric generation facilities. It procures natural gas from the basins in western North America, Rocky Mountains, and South western US. PGEC is headquartered in San Francisco, California, the US.


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