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Washington Water Power will sell Meyers

Washington Water Power Company (WWP) in the US is soliciting expressions of interest to purchase its 1MW Meyers Falls hydroelectric plant, which earns revenues of about US$25 per hour. The dam and hydro plant, built in 1915, on the Colville River near Kettle Falls in northeast Washington, was bought by WWP from Stevens County Power & Light in 1931. WWP rebuilt the facility in 1961, and just five years ago did some more work on the dam to assure uninterrupted flow to the river below the dam during dry spells.

According to Steve Wenke, chief generating engineer of Washington Water Power, the facility does not fit in with WWP generating assets and might be better suited to a company that specialises in operating small projects.

WWP has eight other hydro facilities, ranging in size up to 554MW.