Packwood Hydroelectric Project

The PUD has a 20% share, or 2 MW of power on average from the Packwood Hydroelectric Project. This 27.5 MW nameplate capacity hydro resource was developed in 1964 by Energy Northwest and is located 20 miles south of Mount Rainier, in Packwood, Washington. From 2002 through 2008, the PUD has assigned its share to Franklin and Benton County PUDs. In 2008, the PUD recalled its 20% share and purchased the balance of the project's output through 2011. This added 9 megawatts on average to the PUD's clean power portfolio.