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January 4, 2022

Thermalito, US

By Carmen

Thermalito is an 115MW hydro power project. It is located on Feather river/basin in California, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1964 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1968.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 115 115 Active California, the US

Description

The project is currently owned by California Department of Water Resources.

Thermalito is a pumped storage project.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1964 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1968.

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Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 turbines, each with 27.5MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 turbine with 32.6MW nameplate capacity.

Westinghouse Electric supplied 4 electric generators for the project.

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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