Leamington Canyon Hydropower

Don Jorgensen of Leota Enterprises retained FCE to perform preliminary feasibility and sizing studies for a hydropower project in Leamington Canyon, Utah. The feasibility study looked at the hydrologic, hydraulic, and cost analysis of a hydropower project diverting water from the Sevier River into an existing canal and reintroducing it back to the river downstream while producing hydroelectric power.

•  Preliminary economic sizing of the hydropower plant to determine cost effectiveness
Investigated sizes ranging from 1.3 to 3.9 Mw of capacity
•  Investigated power marketing with various entities in Utah
Explored option of blending natural gas power generation with hydropower to firm up capacity of the project
•  Prepared, submitted, and obtained a preliminary FERC permit for the project site 
•  Further discussions to market the power
•  Completing and obtaining permits through the Division of Air Quality for the natural gas turbine
•  Discussions with Central Utah Canal Company for canal enlargement and use of the canal to convey the water
•  Design of the diversion structure to deliver water to the powerplant, penstocks, and all electrical facilities