Released On: February 27, 2009
The six generating units that comprise the Third Powerplant have been in service since the mid 1970s and are starting to have problems stemming from age-related wear on the principle components which have resulted in increased power outages and reduced reliability. The proposed overhaul will ensure continued operation and allow Reclamation to provide a reliable source of hydroelectric power.
The three proposed alternatives in the Environmental Assessment include: No Action; Third Powerplant Overhaul and Separate Material Storage Building; and Third Powerplant Overhaul with Expansion of Third Powerplant for Storage.
A draft EA is scheduled to be available for public review by August of 2009. The public comment period is February 27-March 27, 2009. The final EA is scheduled for completion in November of 2009. Written comments can be sent to Jim Taylor, Natural Resource Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise ID 83706-1234
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