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Location: Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Plant Description: Shoshone is a hydroelectric generating station.
Power Production Capabilities: The plant has two units capable of producing up to 15 MW of electricity.
Fuel Source: Water is diverted from the Colorado River and returned to the river after use.
Construction of the plant began in 1904, and it started operating in 1909.
Shoshone depends upon river flow rather than captive water from a reservoir for operations.
With water as its only fuel, Shoshone Hydro has no air, land or water emissions.
Shoshone employees are involved in the Colorado Department of Transportation highway clean up program and are responsible for two miles of the Glenwood Canyon Bikeway. In addition, a number of tours are given throughout the year.
Our products and services differ based on state. Please select your state (or the state you're interested in) from the list to the left.
Why do our products and services differ based on state? Because our business is regulated by state. We have regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. The different regulatory body for each state we serve determines what products and services we deliver in that state.