Developer to study 53 hydrokinetic projects on irrigation systems

Pacific Rim Energy Inc. has filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for preliminary permits to study development of hydrokinetic energy projects totaling a maximum of 507.6 MW on irrigation systems in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California.

Depending on the site, Pacific Rim, of Tacoma, Wash., proposes installing various numbers of its PRE Kinetic Energy Paddlewheel power units, each having a minimum capacity of 150 kW. Units would span the width of a canal at various locations in the canal system.

In most cases electric interconnection would be made to a nearby electrical system, with power to be bought by a local utility.

While most of the projects would be a maximum of only 1.2 MW, the largest project, on Grand Coulee Project Hydroelectric Authority canals in Grant County, Wash., could total a maximum of 274.95 MW, according to Pacific Rim's application.

If approved by FERC, a preliminary permit reserves the site for 36 months while the permit holder investigates the feasibility of a project and prepares a license application. It does not allow construction or installation of generating units.

Pacific Rim applications, named for the districts upon whose canals the projects would be built, include:
o No. 13891, Naches-Selah Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Yakima County, Wash.;
o No. 13892, Okanogan Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Okanogan County, Wash.;
o No. 13893, Ahtanum Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 15 units, 750 kW to 2.25 MW, Yakima County, Wash.;
o No. 13894, Ellensburg Water Co. Kinetic Energy project, 6 to 37 units, 900 kW to 5.55 MW, Kittitas County, Wash.;
o No. 13895, Gardena Farms Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 3 to 8 units, 450 kW to 1.2 MW, Walla Walla County, Wash.;
o No. 13896, Cascade Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 16 to 22 units, 2.4 MW to 3.3 MW, Kittitas County, Wash.;
o No. 13897, Grand Coulee Project Hydroelectric Authority Kinetic Energy project, 1,333 to 1,833 units, 199.95 MW to 274.95 MW, Grant County, Wash.;
o No. 13898, Icicle/Peshastin Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 11 to 15 units, 1.65 MW to 2.25 MW, Chelan County, Wash.;
o No. 13899, Selah-Moxee Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Yakima County, Wash.;
o No. 13900, Roza Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 27 to 74 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Yakima County, Wash.;
o No. 13901, Kittitas Reclamation District Kinetic Energy project, 50 to 110 units, 12 MW to 16.5 MW, Kittitas County, Wash.;
o No. 13902, Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 53 to 184 units, 7.95 MW to 27.6 MW, Yakima County, Wash.;
o No. 13903, Union Gap Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Yakima County, Wash.;
o No. 13904, Wenatchee Reclamation District Kinetic Energy project, 16 to 22 units, 2.4 MW to 3.3 MW, Chelan County, Wash.;
o No. 13905, Wenatchee-Chiwawa Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Chelan County, Wash.;
o No. 13906, Whitestone Reclamation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Okanogan County, Wash.;
o No. 13907, Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 16 to 74 units, 2.4 MW to 11.1 MW, Yakima County, Wash.;
o No. 13908, Ridgeview Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 53 to 73 units, 7.95 MW to 10.95 MW, Owyhee County, Idaho;
o No. 13909, Arnold Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Deschutes County, Ore.;
o No. 13910, Baker Valley Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 37 units, 750 kW to 5.55 MW, Baker County, Ore.;
o No. 13911, Central Oregon Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 133 to 183 units, 19.95 MW to 27.45 MW, Deschutes County, Ore.;
o No. 13912, Eagle Point Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Jackson County, Ore.;
o No. 13913, East Valley Water District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Marion County, Ore.;
o No. 13914, Enterprise Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Klamath County, Ore.;
o No. 13915, Farmers Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Hood River County, Ore.;
o No. 13916, Hermiston Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Umatilla County, Ore.;
o No. 13917, Juniper Flat District Improvement Co. Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 15 units, 750 kW to 2.25 MW, Wasco County, Ore.;
o No. 13918, Klamath Basin Improvement District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Klamath County, Ore.;
o No. 13919, Klamath Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 16 to 37 units, 2.4 MW to 5.55 MW, Klamath County, Ore.;
o No. 13920, Lacomb Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Linn County, Ore.; o No. 13921, Lakeview Water Users Inc. Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Lake County, Ore.;
o No. 13922, Lower Powder River Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Baker County, Ore.;
o No. 13923, Medford Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Jackson County, Ore.;
o No. 13924, North Unit Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 133 to 183 units, 19.95 MW to 27.45 MW, Jefferson County, Ore.;
o No. 13925, Ochoco Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Crook County, Ore.;
o No. 13926, Old Owyhee Ditch Improvement District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Malheur County, Ore.;
o No. 13927, Owyhee Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 16 to 37 units, 2.4 MW to 5.55 MW, Malheur County, Ore.;
o No. 13928, Rogue River Valley Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Jackson County, Ore.;
o No. 13929, Santiam Water Control District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Marion County, Ore.;
o No. 13930, Sidney Irrigation Cooperative Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Marion County, Ore.;
o No. 13931, Stanfield Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Umatilla County, Ore.;
o No. 13932, Talent Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 16 to 22 units, 2.4 MW to 3.3 MW, Jackson County, Ore.;
o No. 13933, Three Sisters Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Deschutes County, Ore.;
o No. 13934, Tumalo Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 16 to 22 units, 2.4 MW to 3.3 MW, Deschutes County, Ore.;
o No. 13935, Vale Oregon Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 16 to 37 units, 2.4 MW to 5.55 MW, Malheur County, Ore.;
o No. 13936, Warmsprings Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Malheur County, Ore.;
o No. 13937, Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Shasta County, Calif.;
o No. 13938, El Dorado Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, El Dorado County, Calif.;
o No. 13939, Imperial Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Imperial County, Calif.;
o No. 13940, Porterville Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Tulare County, Calif.;
o No. 13941, Scott Valley Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Siskiyou County, Calif.;
o No. 13942, Solano Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 22 units, 750 kW to 3.3 MW, Solano County, Calif.;
o No. 13943, Tulelake Irrigation District Kinetic Energy project, 5 to 8 units, 750 kW to 1.2 MW, Siskiyou County, Calif.

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