Hydropower plant at Colorado reservoir powering 2,500+ homes

December 31, 2019

Hydropower, the original renewable energy source that helped electrify the West, is still going strong. A new $20 million hydroelectric power plant at Colorado’s Pueblo Reservoir is proof positive.

Three giant turbines and two generators work in tandem to harness the power of the water that is constantly flowing from the north outlet of the Pueblo Dam into the Arkansas River. Water is recycled, not consumed.

Local leaders see the plant as both a new source of renewable power and an opportunity to generate local revenue and jobs. The system will create enough electricity to power about 2,500 homes.

Read more about the dedication of this clean power project from the Pueblo Chieftain.


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