Hydro

PacifiCorp owns 41 hydropower facilities, located in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah and Montana.

With a total generating capacity of 1,135 megawatts (MW) of electricity, our hydro resources power households and businesses across the West.

The lands and water along these facilities also provide recreational opportunities for visitors to enjoy, and support thriving wildlife habitats.

Hydroelectric facilities

Hydroelectric projects generally operate under licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A hydroelectric license includes terms and conditions for project operations, as well as environmental protection, mitigation and enhancement measures to mitigate project impacts on the surrounding environment and natural resources.

Safety around dams and waterways

We are committed to keeping visitors and the public safe near our facilities and waterways. That's why we share important safety information for visitors to our recreational areas and for contractors working near our hydroelectric facilities.

Ashton

The Ashton Plant is located on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, approximately 2.5 miles west of Ashton, Idaho.

Bear River

The Bear River Hydroelectric Project in southeastern Idaho generates 105 MW of emission-free energy.

Condit

The Condit Hydroelectric Project was located on the White Salmon River in south-central Washington, before it was decomissioned in 2012.

Cutler

The Cutler Project Dam is located in Box Elder County, Utah, approximately 13 miles northwest of Logan, Utah.

Klamath River

PacifiCorp’s 169 MW Klamath Hydroelectric Project is located in southern Oregon.

Lewis River

Located in southwestern Washington, the Lewis River Hydroelectric Project generates 510 MW of emission-free energy.

North Umpqua River

The 194 MW North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project is located in Douglas County, Oregon.

Pioneer Penstock

Built in 1897, PacifiCorp’s 5 MW Pioneer Penstock hydroelectric facility is located in Weber County, Utah.

Rogue River

PacifiCorp operates five developments in the Rogue River basin, which generate a total of 52 MW of emission-free energy.

Wallowa Falls

The 1.1 MW Wallowa Falls Hydroelectric Project is located in Wallowa County on the East Fork Wallowa River.

Weber

The Weber Hydroelectric Project is approximately nine miles southeast of Ogden, Utah, near the mouth of Weber Canyon on the Weber River. 

Water release schedules

To assist recreation and resource managers, we provide flow information for the following projects:

You can also call our flow line at 1-800-547-1501.