Value to the Nation Fast Facts

Hydropower PROJECT Report
LOWER GRANITE LOCK AND DAM

Hydropower 2014
US Army Corps of Engineers — Value to the Nation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the largest owner/operator of hydroelectric power plants in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. Following are facts related to the USACE role managing hydropower in LOWER GRANITE LOCK AND DAM.

Hydropower Project Description

Project Name:

LOWER GRANITE LOCK AND DAM 

State:

Washington

Congressional District:

WA05

Watershed:

Lower Snake-Tucannon 

USACE District:

Walla Walla District 

USACE Division:

Northwestern 

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

Economic Data

NED Benefit Estimate: $ 65,001,189

Power Produced: 2,255,963 MWh

Estimated Price for Generation: $ 0.0288/kwh

Benefits in Perspective

The NED benefits accruing to USACE hydropower investments are computed by multiplying the amount of energy generated by USACE hydropower facilities in Fiscal Year 2014 by the price per unit of energy to derive total energy sales, in dollars, tied to USACE hydropower infrastructure.

How these numbers were calculated.

Source: Value to the Nation web site at www.CorpsResults.us.
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