Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

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Sunset Fish Passage and Energy Project

The PUD studied and assessed the potential of a hydropower project on the South Fork Skykomish River. The project was proposed as a 30-megawatt, run-of-the-river hydroelectric, renewable resource facility, to be located near the base of Sunset Falls (in conjunction with refurbishing the trap-and-haul facility already there), one mile south of Index, Washington. However, after a thorough review of its draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), the PUD's Board of Commissioners on April 10, 2018, has directed staff not to pursue a final federal license for the project at this time, determining that due to expected energy conservation in the coming years the additional energy that the project would provide would not be needed. The IRP is based on forecasts through 2037. As such, on April 12, 2018, the PUD filed a request with FERC to terminate the Integrated Licensing Process for the project.

Sunset Fish Passage & Energy Project area