Hydropower considered near Prineville

Hydropower considered near Prineville

An Idaho company is exploring the possibility of building a dam and reservoir near Prineville for generating hydropower.

The project would create a smaller dam and reservoir above Bowman Dam and the Prineville Reservoir, which supplies irrigation water.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a preliminary permit July 19 to Prineville Energy Storage LLC, an affiliate of Boise-based Gridflex Energy. It allows a feasibility study for a 40-foot dam and reservoir.

Read more at The Register-Guard.