State Map Fremont Canyon: North Platte River, WY FWEE Member

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Year Started: 1960
Location: North Platte River
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Capacity: 67 MW
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The Fremont Canyon Powerplant consists of two hydraulic turbine-driven generators, with a combined capacity of 66,800 kilowatts. Water for power generation is conveyed to the powerplant by a 3-mile-long 18-foot-diameter, concrete-lined pressure tunnel. The tunnel branches to two 10.75-foot-diameter penstocks upstream of the powerplant. This conduit is controlled by a 14- by 18-foot fixed-wheel gate located 243 feet downstream from the inlet.


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