The City of King Cove is constructing a hydroelectric project on Waterfall Creek located 5 miles north of King Cove. The plant will be a 375 kW, run-of-river system and is estimated to produce 1,000 MWh/yr. The project consists of a small diversion dam and intake, a 4,500-ft penstock, a Pelton impulse turbine, and 5,000 feet of access roads. The powerhouse will be an expansion of the existing Delta Creek powerhouse and both hydro projects will share existing transmission lines.
The hydroelectric plant will displace 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually. This project will work in partnership with the Delta Creek Hydroelectric Project which was built 17 years ago.
The City of King Cove.