In a Dry Year, PG&E Strategically Manages Water to Optimize Hydropower and Supplies for Users

300×200 hydro drought: PG&E powerhouse

PG&E’s Wise Powerhouse near Auburn was generating only one megawatt of power in early February, rather than the usual 12 MW. The lower-than-normal flow of water is going to a local water agency so PG&E harnesses that power.

PG&E’s Wise Powerhouse near Auburn was generating only one megawatt of power in early February, rather than the usual 12 MW. The lower-than-normal flow of water is going to a local water agency so PG&E harnesses that power.