Hydroelectric

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 Photo of Lake Aloha

Lake Aloha is one of five high-Sierra reservoirs that is part of the water conveyance system

The hydroelectric division was established in 1999 when the Pacific Gas and Electric Company transferred ownership of the 20-megawatt powerhouse to EID. With the transfer came 15,080 acre-feet of water rights that are stored in four high-Sierra lakes and reservoirs—Caples, Silver, Echo, and Aloha—and Forebay in Pollock Pines.

The hydro crew maintains 22 miles of canals, flumes, and tunnels, three miles of pipes and conduit, and operate five dams including two diversion dams. Most of the upper water conveyance system is located in remote areas that is only accessible with hiking, snowshoeing in the winter, or via off road vehicles or equipment, or helicopter.