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Chandler Powerplant

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RegionFacilities in Pacific Northwest | Pacific Northwest Home Page
RiverChandler Power Canal
PurposeThe powerplant provides power to the Bonneville Power Authority grid. The hydropumps provide irrigation via canals to the Kennewick Irrigation District.
FactsThe Chandler Powerplant includes two 6.0 megawatt, 4160 volt hydropower generators, and two 2,600 horsepower pumps which operate from a 10.6 mile canal, diverting up to 1,500 cubic feet per second of water from the Prosser Diversion Dam.
HistoryThe powerplant was constructed in 1956 as part of the Yakima Project
Present ActivitiesNormal operations
NERC RegionWestern Electricity Coordinating Council, Northwest Power Pool Area
PMA Service AreaBonneville Power Administration
Plant TypeConventional
Powerhouse TypeAbove Ground
Turbine TypeFrancis
Original Nameplate Capacity12,000 kW
Installed Capacity12,000 kW
Year of Initial Operation1956
Age56 years
Net Generation60,089 MWh
(Fiscal Year)2011
Rated Head118 ft
Plant Factor85.75 percent
(Fiscal Year)2011
Production ModeIntermediate
Remotely OperatedNo
Project AuthorizationThe Congress authorized the Yakima Project, Kennewick Division, on June 12, 1948, under Public Law 629, 80th Congress (62 Stat. 382).
Project PurposeThe Yakima Project provides irrigation water for a comparatively narrow strip of fertile land that extends for 175 miles on both sides of the Yakima River in south-central Washington. The irrigable lands presently being served total about 465,000 acres.
Project PurposeThe Kennewick Division is a combined irrigation and power development. It includes the 12,000-kilowatt Chandler Powerplant and 19,171 acres of irrigable land.
First nameWilliam
Last nameGray
TitleArea Office Manager, Columbia-Cascades Area Office
Phone (Fax)509 575-5848
Phone (Individual)509 454-5611

Last updated: Aug 01, 2012