Other Power Studies
KRCD continues to investigate opportunities to increase reliability of electrical service at lower and more stable prices for the region.
Previous studies on additional hydroelectric projects were pursued in the 1980s and looked at again in 2001 in response to the energy crisis. The Dinkey Creek Project was designed and nearly began construction, but the project was halted in 1986. The Rodgers Crossing Project was also brought to a standstill due to financial issues and Congressional action, which placed the site in a special federal management area in 1986.
KRCD has looked into the feasibility of installing low-flow hydroelectric generation facilities on existing weirs and headgates.
KRCD also worked on permitting a 565-megawatt, gas-fired power plant. The Community Power Plant was to be sited in the Parlier area.
From 2006 to 2012, KRCD worked with several local communities on implementing a regional Community Choice program to provide energy choice to residents and businesses in the Central Valley.