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Boundary Hydroelectric Project Receives National Historic Recognition

For more than 50 years, the Boundary Hydroelectric Project has powered Seattle with its clean hydropower. At 340 feet tall, the concrete double-curvature arch of Boundary Dam cuts an imposing figure on the Pend Oreille River in northeastern Washington. In January, City Light submitted an application to the Washington Department of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Bear Holter

Machinist Crew Chief Bear Holter has worked at City Light for 25 years. Currently, he oversees the hydroelectric maintenance at Boundary Dam. “We handle the mechanical maintenance at the powerhouse,” Bear explained. “Things like turbine overhauls and other mechanical work. We also maintain our mobile equipment and take care of… [ Keep reading ]

Regulators confirm new 42-year license for City Light’s Boundary Dam

Seattle City Light has overcome the last hurdle to achieve a new license for its Boundary Hydroelectric Project, which is located on the Pend Oreille River near Metaline Falls. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) deadline for appeals of the Boundary license order expired Aug. 19. FERC issued a new 42-year license order for Boundary Dam on March 20, 2013, consistent with a settlement agreement that City Light filed with FERC in 2010. With no appeals filed, this ends the FERC relicensing process for Boundary Dam.