Once depleted, Lake Oroville restarts hydroelectric power plant
- Jan 7, 2022 3:33 pm GMT
After being knocked offline due to the statewide drought, hydropower generation has resumed at the Hyatt Powerplant at the
A recent series of storms that brought record-breaking amounts of snowfall to the
"This is a significant milestone as
A second straight year of hot and dry weather dropped water levels to such depths that the Hyatt Powerplant on
Officials at the
DWR anticipates an average outflow of about 900 cubic feet per second and officials say if lake levels rise and energy demand increases, additional units at the plant will be brought back online.
Though still not back to normal, the recent storms have lifted
While Hyatt was shuttered, DWR conducted major maintenance work so the facility would be ready to restart when water levels were sufficient. At 770 feet, the
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