Koma Kulshan

Koma Kulshan is a 13.3 MW hydroelectric generating station located north of Seattle, WA in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Mount Baker is considered one of the snowiest places on the planet with average annual snowfall of 680 inches. The facility draws water from glaciers and snowfall that is collected by 2 diversion dams located 2,782 feet above sea level. The water makes its way through a 20,000-foot-long penstock down to the powerhouse, which sits 1,109 feet above sea level. Koma Kulshan was constructed in 1990 and produces approximately 37 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity in a typical year.