Hydro

Colorado

1,918,000
Conventional Hydropower in MWh
54,394,000
Total Electricity in MWh
25,225,000
Total Renewable Energy in MWh
4%
Hydro as a % of the Total Energy
8%
Hydro as a % of the Renewable Energy
67
Total Powered Dams
Mount Elbert

Ownership: Reclamation

Type: PS

Hydropower Megawatts: 0

Pumped Storage Megawatts: 200

Flatiron

Ownership: Reclamation

Type: HY/PS

Hydropower Megawatts: 86

Pumped Storage Megawatts: 8.5

Cabin Creek

Ownership: Non-federal

Type: PS

Hydropower Megawatts: 0

Pumped Storage Megawatts: 300

Blue Mesa

Owner: Reclamation Upper Colorado Region (UC)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 86.4

Crystal

Owner: Reclamation Upper Colorado Region (UC)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 28

Flatiron

Owner: Reclamation Great Plains Region (GP)

Type: Conventional Hydro/Pumped Storage

Capacity: 94.5

Big Thompson

Owner: Reclamation Great Plains Region (GP)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 4.5

Green Mountain

Owner: Reclamation Great Plains Region (GP)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 26

Upper Molina

Owner: Reclamation Upper Colorado Region (UC)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 8.6

Lower Molina

Owner: Reclamation Upper Colorado Region (UC)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 4.8

Marys Lake

Owner: Reclamation Great Plains Region (GP)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 8.1

Estes

Owner: Reclamation Great Plains Region (GP)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 45

McPhee

Owner: Reclamation Upper Colorado Region (UC)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 1.2

Towaoc

Owner: Reclamation Upper Colorado Region (UC)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 11.4

Morrow Point

Owner: Reclamation Upper Colorado Region (UC)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 173.2

Mount Elbert

Owner: Reclamation Great Plains Region (GP)

Type: Pumped Storage

Capacity: 200

Pole Hill

Owner: Reclamation Great Plains Region (GP)

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 38.2

Vallecito Hydroelectric

Owner: Ptarmigan Res & Engy Inc

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 5.8

Ruedi

Owner: City of Aspen

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 5

Sugarloaf Hydro Plant

Owner: STS Hydropower Ltd

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 2.5

Tacoma

Owner: Public Service Co of Colorado

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 4.4

Ames Hydro

Owner: Public Service Co of Colorado

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 3.6

Ruxton Park

Owner: Colorado Springs City of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 1.2

Manitou Springs

Owner: Colorado Springs City of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 7.8

Boulder Canyon Hydro

Owner: Boulder City of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 10

Gross Hydro Plant

Owner: Denver City & County of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 7.8

Georgetown

Owner: Public Service Co of Colorado

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 1.3

Williams Fork Hydro Plant

Owner: Denver City & County of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 3

Salida

Owner: Public Service Co of Colorado

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 1.4

Salida 2

Owner: Public Service Co of Colorado

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.56

Cabin Creek

Owner: Public Service Co of Colorado

Type: Pumped Storage

Capacity: 300

Idylwilde

Owner: Loveland City of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.9

North Fork Hydro Plant

Owner: Denver City & County of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 5.5

Dillon Hydro Plant

Owner: Denver City & County of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 1.8

Foothills Hydro Plant

Owner: Denver City & County-Foothills

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 3.1

Boulder City Betasso Hydroelectric Plant

Owner: Boulder City of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 3.196

Strontia Springs Hydro Plant

Owner: Denver City & County of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 1

Redlands Water & Power

Owner: Redlands Water & Power Company

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 1.4

Taylor Draw Hydroelectric Facility

Owner: Rio Blanco Water Conserv Dist

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 2.3

Tesla

Owner: Colorado Springs City of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 27.6

Boulder City Lakewood Hydro

Owner: Boulder City of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 3.6

Maroon Creek

Owner: Aspen City of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.42

Longmont

Owner: Longmont City of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.6

Hillcrest Pump Station

Owner: Denver City & County of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 2

Boulder City Silver Lake Hydro

Owner: Boulder City of

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 3.2

Palisade

Owner: Public Service Co of Colorado

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 3

Shoshone

Owner: Public Service Co of Colorado

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 14.4

Ouray

Owner: Colorado-Ute Electric Assn Inc

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.75

Woods Lake

Owner: Woods Lake Hydro

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.045

Crooke's Falls Diversion

Owner: Dan L. Plies

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.525

A J Allen

Owner: BURFORD JUDITH A

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.008

Bridal Veil

Owner: Eric R. Jacobson

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.5

Zilm Powerhouse

Owner: Charlotte B. and William M. Zilm

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.02

Maxwell Powerhouse

Owner: City of Boulder

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.068

Jerry B Buckley

Owner: "Lake George Hydro, LLC"

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.3

Kohler Powerhouse

Owner: City of Boulder

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.15

Sunshine Powerhouse

Owner: City of Boulder

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.8

Stagecoach

Owner: Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.8

Hotchkiss Powerhouse

Owner: Town of Hotchkiss

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.06

Orodell Powerhouse

Owner: City of Boulder

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.225

Springer

Owner: Franklin Springer

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.045

Cedaredge Powerhouse

Owner: Town of Cedaredge

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.095

Cascade

Owner: Colorado Springs Utilities

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.9

Plateau Creek

Owner: Ute Water Conservancy District

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.61

Cortez Micro Hydroelectric Project

Owner: "City of Cortez, Colorado"

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.24

Project 7

Owner: Project 7 Water Authority

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.152

Ouray Water Supply Small Conduit Hydroelectric Project

Owner: City of Ouray

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.02

Humphreys Hydroelectric Project

Owner: Wagon Wheel Associates

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.31

Meeker Wenschhof Hydroelectric Project

Owner: George Wenschhof

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.023

Town of Basalt Hydroelectric Project

Owner: "Town of Basalt, Colorado"

Type: Conventional Hydro

Capacity: 0.04

JOHN MARTIN DAM & RESERVOIR

County: BENT

Water Source: ARKANSAS

Potential Capacity (MW): 9.020746

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

CHATFIELD DAM

County: DOUGLAS

Water Source: SOUTH PLATTE RIVER

Potential Capacity (MW): 4.369759

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

GRANBY

County: GRAND

Water Source: COLORADO RIVER

Potential Capacity (MW): 3.035794

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

CHEESMAN

County: DOUGLAS

Water Source: SOUTH PLATTE RIVER

Potential Capacity (MW): 2.656913

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

RIO GRANDE

County: HINSDALE

Water Source: RIO GRANDE

Potential Capacity (MW): 1.489176

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

ELEVEN MILE CANYON

County: PARK

Water Source: SOUTH PLATTE RIVER

Potential Capacity (MW): 1.403792

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

MILTON SEAMAN

County: LARIMER

Water Source: N FORK CACHE LA POUDRE

Potential Capacity (MW): 1.221692

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

RITSCHARD

County: GRAND

Water Source: MUDDY CREEK

Potential Capacity (MW): 0.965893

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

WINDY GAP

County: GRAND

Water Source: COLORADO RIVER

Potential Capacity (MW): 0.758505

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

LAKE CATAMOUNT

County: ROUTT

Water Source: YAMPA RIVER

Potential Capacity (MW): 0.737504

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

TERRACE

County: CONEJOS

Water Source: ALAMOSA RIVER

Potential Capacity (MW): 0.709001

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

SPINNEY MOUNTAIN

County: PARK

Water Source: SOUTH PLATTE RIVER

Potential Capacity (MW): 0.663917

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

PLATTE CANYON INTAKE

County: JEFFERSON

Water Source: SOUTH PLATTE RIVER

Potential Capacity (MW): 0.652553

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

TRINIDAD

County: LAS ANIMAS

Water Source: PURGATOIRE RIVER

Potential Capacity (MW): 0.623353

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

SMITH

County: COSTILLA

Water Source: TRINCHERA CREEK

Potential Capacity (MW): 0.61919

States: CO

Secondary State: CO

HALLIGAN

County: LARIMER

Water Source: N FORK CACHE LA POUDRE

Potential Capacity (MW): 0.580626

States: CO

Secondary State: CO