How much power does the Mirror Pond dam generate?

bend-plantIn 2011, the Bend Hydro project generated 2,115 MWh or 2,115,000 KWh of electricity; that is almost enough power for 178 homes.* If Pacific Power had to purchase these 2,115,000 KWhs, the replacement cost is estimated to be around $77,000.

*In 2011, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 11,280 kWh, an average of 940 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month. Oregon had an annual consumption of 11,892 kWh, an average of 991 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month.

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