Third Power Plant Overhaul Project

Project Summary Project Schedule News and Photos

Project Update - Third Power Plant (TPP) Status Report – Oct. 2, 2015

Mechanical Overhaul of Units G-22, G-23, and G-24: The $102M contract was awarded to Andritz Hydro, Inc. Construction phase work of the first Unit began in March 2013, and was completed in August of 2015. Final commissioning work is expected late in the month of October and the Unit is scheduled to be returned to commercial service in November of 2015. G23 will be overhauled next in sequence, followed by G22 and the overall project will be completed in 2018.

Overhaul of Units G-19, G-20, G-21: The uprate of units G19-G21 is in design phase with a 90% draft spec received and currently under review. The Scope of work is similar to that of the G22-G24 Mechanical Overhaul plus replacement of new Generators, Shafts, and Runner upgrades, which will add a total of 240 Megawatts of power generation at Grand Coulee. Design will be completed in FY16 and be procured in early FY17. Model Testing of the new Runners will occur in 2017-2018, followed by Award in mid-2018, and Construction by late 2019.


As part of the Third Powerplant Overhaul Project, the contractor has prepared a simulation of the base scenario showing step-by-step how the units will be disassembled and placed in various locations. The animation was prepared using CAD files and other types of software listed in the credits. There is no audio in this version of the animation.

This interactive PDF showcases a 3D model of a generator and allows you to take it apart, rotate it, and view it in detail. Download the 9 mb PDF >>

Related Links
Third Power Plant Generating Units Overhaul Activities EA Addendum
Third Power Plant Generating Units Overhaul Activities EA & FONSI
Grand Coulee's Third Power Plant 500-Kilovolt Transmission Line Replacement Project FONSI
Grand Coulee's Third Power Plant 500-Kilovolt Transmission Line Replacement Project EA (BPA)

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Lynne Brougher
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lbrougher@usbr.gov
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Last Updated: 10/15/15