https://crea.coop/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SLVREC-Dam.jpg 608 810 CREA Admin https://crea.coop/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Horz_FullColorSolidBlue.png CREA Admin2022-04-21 15:58:242022-04-21 15:58:24Hydropower from 100-Year-Old Dam
Hydropower from 100-Year-Old Dam
San Luis Valley REC recently celebrated 10 years of drawing renewable hydropower from the 100-year-old Humphreys Dam in Creede. The 90-foot concrete arch is like a miniature Hoover Dam. It was modernized 10 years ago into a cost-effective facility with a single-phase generator capable of generating up to 340 kilowatts of hydropower. It supplies about 1% of SLVREC’s renewable energy.