Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New hydropower project announced for Utah

The federal government announced plans for a new Utah hydropower plant in Spanish Fork Canyon. It is the third such project of its kind in the country under a new push by the Department of Interior. The development at the Central Utah Project's Spanish Fork flow control facility would tap the money of private investors to accelerate the installation of an eight megawatt facility.

The government will publish a "notice of intent" in the federal register this week, paving the way for private development companies to submit proposals. A review team will then spend about five months determining the best candidate, with the selection anticipated to be made by Oct. 14. Deseret News