The Electron Project was constructed over a period of fourteen months and first went into operation on the evening of April 12, 1904. Electron Hydro is currently embarking on a multi-year modernization of the facility in order to reach full generation capability. Improvements to the facility include:
These improvements will provide for the production of clean energy in the twenty-first century, environmental enhancement, and the continuation of a historic legacy.
Hidden away at the base of Mount Rainier, the Electron Hydroelectric Project diverts water from the Puyallup River into a ten mile long wooden flume. The water then empties into a reservoir, travels down four penstocks, and into a powerhouse.
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