Cherry Grove Hydroelectric

FCE evaluated the hydropower potential of a waterline crossing client's property located in the mouth of Crab Creek Canyon in Spanish Fork Canyon. A new 200-kilowatt plant was evaluated. FCE prepared and submitted a FERC application for pipeline exemption including all environmental compliance. A conduit exemption was received from FERC. Preliminary design of the hydropower plant and related facilities was completed including transmission. Owner cancelled project due to lack of funding.

The project is currently being revisited for the South Utah Valley Electric Service District (SESD). FCE is assisting SESD with FERC coordination, project planning, agency coordination, funding acquisition, design, and construction management. Project construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2014, with the project fully operational by April 2015.