Mesa County Planning Post Card Logo Mesa County Department of Planning and Economic Development
P.O. Box 20,000 • Grand Junction • Colorado • 81502-5022
(970) 244-1636
Mesa County Planning Commission: 06/17/2021 6:00 PM
Mesa County Commissioners: 07/13/2021 9:00 AM
Project Name: PRO2021-0052 VINELANDS HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT CUP
Property Owners: ORCHARD MESA IRRIGATION DISTRI
Representative: ORCHARD MESA IRRIGATION DISTRICT - MAX SCHMIDT
Planner: Jeff Hofman, jeff.hofman@mesacounty.us,
Location: 668 38 RD, PALISADE 81526
Parcel #: 2941-022-00-135 
Zoning: AFT
Request: The Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, in partnership with the Grand Valley Water Users Association, are requesting a Conditional Use Permit to replace an existing hydroelectric power plant with a modern facility. This new plant will be capable of generating 4.5 MW and producing approximately 22,380 MWHrs of electricity annually. The new facility will be built adjacent to the existing facility and use the existing canal delivery system and existing channel to return water to the Colorado River. The new plant would operate under a lease with the Bureau of Reclamation.
Status:APPR W/ COND

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