1. Planning Begins on Northern California Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Project

    Planning Begins on Northern California Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Project

    GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that it is providing certain Owner's Engineer services for the proposed Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Iowa Hill Pumped-Storage Development project. GEI is pleased to be a member of the Jacobs Associates team for the project. SMUD recently awarded the Jacobs Associates team the Owner's Engineer services contract for preliminary design and construction services on their proposed Iowa Hill Pumped-Storage Project. If constructed, Iowa Hill would be a 400 megawatt pumped storage hydroelectric facility. GEI will lead the design of the 6,400 acre-foot upper reservoir, a lined impoundment that will be formed by an earth- and rock-fill dam with a maximum height of more than 200 feet and a crest length of 5,900 feet.

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