Tacoma, Washington completes upgrades at Cushman Dam

The Department of Energy and the city of Tacoma, Washington inaugurated a new powerhouse and fish passage facility at its Cushman Hydroelectric Project in Washington State, powering over 2,000 additional homes.

Tacoma Power’s Cushman Hydroelectric Project installed a new two-generator powerhouse that increases electric generation capacity by 3.6 MW and captures energy from previously untapped water flows.

The $28 million project was supported by a $4.7 million Recovery Act award from the DOE.

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