Hydropower could be part of Lake Powell pipeline

Hydropower could be part of Lake Powell pipeline

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Utah's Board of Water Resources is seeking a federal permit to generate hydroelectric power from the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline project.

State officials filed the application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Nov. 2.

The application outlines three hydroelectric developments to be built in tandem with the 135-mile pipeline. The pipeline will bring water from Lake Powell to Washington County's Sand Hollow Reservoir.

Utah Division of Water Resources Deputy Director Eric Mills says the hydroelectric plants could generate up to 330 megawatts of electricity -- enough to light 264,000 homes.

Adding the plants would drive up the projected $500 million cost of the pipeline.


Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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