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Hydroelectric Power - A Green and Renewable Energy Source

Reclamation: Managing Water in the West

 
 
Hydroelectric Power - A Green and Renewable Energy Source Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
1. Hydroelectric Power - A Green and Renewable Energy Source Marker
Inscription.
Glen Canyon Dam and other dams along the Colorado River provide critical water and power resources for millions of Americans in the Southwest. Recreation at the reservoirs is enjoyed by visitors from around the world.

Turbine Runner
This turbine runner was one of the original eight installed in Glen Canyon Powerplant. It was replaced as part of an efficiency upgrade in 2007. Less water is now needed to produce the same amount of energy. Water that flowed through this turbine came from rivers and reservoirs upstream including:

Granby Reservoir on the Colorado River
Green Mountain Reservoir on the Blue River
Flaming Gorge and Fontenelle Reservoirs on the Green River
Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal Reservoirs on the Gunnison River
Navajo Reservoir on the San Juan River

Turbine Runner Facts
Runner type: Francis.
Weight: 91,500 pounds (41,504 kilograms).
Vanes: 23 cast-steel vanes with stainless steel coatings used to repair the effects of wear and tear over the life of the runner.
Rotation speed: 150 revolutions per minute or 1,968,867,000 revolutions in 218,763 hours of service.
Electricity produced: Five billion kilowatt-hours of power are produced annually from Glen Canyon Powerplant, which serves about 5.8 million customers
Turbine Runner and Hydroelectric Power Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
2. Turbine Runner and Hydroelectric Power Marker
On top of Glen Canyon Dam, looking northeast
in seven Western states.
Installed: October 13, 1965.
Decommissioned: July 7, 2008.


 
Erected by Bureau of Reclamation.
 
Location. 36° 56.203′ N, 111° 29.166′ W. Marker is near Page, Arizona, in Coconino County. Click for map. Marker is on top of the Glen Canyon Dam, off US Route 89 at the Colorado River. Marker is in this post office area: Page AZ 86040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock Bolts / High Scaling (here, next to this marker); Concrete Bucket / Concrete Core Sample (within shouting distance of this marker); Intake Structures (within shouting distance of this marker); Turbine Runner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon Dam (about 400 feet away); Bureau of Reclamation Memorial Fountain (about 400 feet away); Dinosaur Tracks (about 400 feet away); Glen Canyon Dam (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Page.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glen Canyon Dam. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hydroelectric Power: How It Works. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Photo on Hydroelectric Power Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bureau of Reclamation, circa 2007
3. Photo on Hydroelectric Power Marker
[Caption reads] Removing the turbine runner
(Submitted on February 17, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Turbine Runner image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
4. Turbine Runner
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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