Snohomish County PUD opens hydropower project in Washington

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted27/Oct/2011
Author: Spencer Ogden

The Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) has opened a new hydroelectric project in Washington state, US.


Located south of Sultan, the Youngs Creek facility has a generating capacity of 7.5MW, enough to power about 2,000 homes.

PUD Board of Commissioners president Dave Aldrich said the PUD is committed to operating this facility and other hydropower projects in a way that protects natural environment while serving the community's needs for high quality water and energy.

The Youngs Creek Project gives the PUD greater flexibility with its power supply as it's a locally generated, reliable resource that provides energy at times of the year when it's needed the most, the PUD said.