The Terminus hydroelectric project is a 20 megawatt facility located at the US Army Corps of Engineers Terminus Dam, which impounds Lake Kaweah, near the town of Lemon Cove, CA. Built in 1987, the Terminus project generates an average of 36 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per year which is delivered to customers, avoiding approximately 19,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Water is delivered from the USACE reservoir via a 1,675 foot penstock to the plant’s single Kaplan turbine, and after generating clean power, is delivered to various water users, primarily for agricultural irrigation.
Eagle Creek operates the facility in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District (KDWCD). The facility operates under a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC Project No. 3947) that is valid until 2036.