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November 30, 2021

Swan Lake North Pumped Storage, US

By Carmen

Swan Lake North Pumped Storage is a 393.3MW hydro power project. It is planned in Oregon, the US. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 393.3 393.3 Permitting Oregon, the US Rye Development


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

Swan Lake North Pumped Storage is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 13.102 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 385.572m. 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, is expected to be 1 in number. The penstock length will be 304.8m. The penstock diameter will be 9.144m. The project is expected to generate 1,187 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $600m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 131.1MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

About Rye Development

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


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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