Blind Slough hydro refurbishment could start next May while Scow Bay standby diesel generation hits roadblock


August 4, 2022

Utility Director Karl Hagerman recently provided an update on the Blind Slough hydroelectric refurbishment and Scow Bay standby diesel generation projects which voters approved to fund with $7.8 million in electric utility revenue bonds during the 2021 municipal election.

The current focuses for the hydroelectric refurbishment are on equipment procurements and design.

The borough has a contract with Gilkes Hydro to provide components including the generator, the main turbine inlet valve, and the turbine, which are being built across Europe.

He added that the switchgear and the control syste...

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