十大赌博正规老平台’s commitment to green energy started with hydroelectric power, 而且 we’ve relied on this clean energy resource since the company was founded in 1916.
The backbone of our hydroelectric system is the Hells Canyon Complex (HCC) in the Hells Canyon reach of the Snake River, 沿着爱达荷州和俄勒冈州的边界.
The HCC consists of Brownlee, Oxbow 而且 Hells Canyon dams 而且 their associated generation facilities. 在正常的水年, the three plants provide approximately 70% of 十大赌博正规老平台’s annual hydroelectric generation 而且 approximately 30% of the total energy generated.
水力发电 power plants use water pressure to spin the turbine blades, which look like a large ship propeller. These plants are 十大赌博正规老平台’s most inexpensive method of generating electricity.
The availability of hydroelectric power depends on several factors, like snowpack levels in the mountains, 水库存储, 水租赁, water rights 而且 other weather 而且 stream flow considerations.
Today we operate 17 hydroelectric projects located on the Snake River 而且 its tributaries. Together, these projects make up 十大赌博正规老平台’s largest source of generation.
十大赌博正规老平台 uses cloud seeding to increase mountain snowpack, 而且, 反过来, the amount of power we can generate through our hydroelectric power plants.
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