City of Astoria Bear Creek Hydro Project

Astoria Bear Creek Hydro

In the spring of 2015, the City of Astoria completed the installation of  the first small hydroelectric power project on the Oregon Coast. The 30 kW in-conduit" turbine is located at the headworks of the main City of Astoria waterline and generates electricity from the flow of water through the city water system. This form of hydroelectric power not only creates renewable energy, it does so without harming fish or fish habitat. The project will satisfy all of the energy requirements of the water treatment system and produce additional revenue through a power purchase agreement with Pacific Power.

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Bear Creek Hydro Ribon Cutting