• Renewable Green Energy
    Established production record
    Contracted with Idaho Power
  • Upgraded to current technology
    Current management available to operate, train or consult (as desired)
  • Investment Opportunity
    Part-time retirement job or your own full time job

Benefits and Opportunities

  • Renewable "Green" Energy

    Established production record

    Contracted to Idaho Power

  • Investment Opportunity

    Part-time retirement job or

    your own full time job

  • Upgraded to current technology

    Current management available to operate, train or consult

    (as desired)

Ravenscroft Hydro Power Plant

The Ravenscroft Hydro power plant was built in 1983 and went on line January 1984 under contract to Idaho Power. The original project consisted of 3 generators/turbines of varying sizes to accommodate fluctuations in water flow and optimize production. Geographically located about 2 miles to the NE of the old Tuttle township it sits on the east bank of the Malad River upstream before the Malad river makes its' dramatic drop at Malad Gorge. The hydro site is accessed via Shoestring Road which ties Tuttle at I-84 to the Gooding-Wendell Highway (State Highway 46).

Recent Upgrades

  • Allen - Bradley PLC with a Windows based touch screen computer installed in Fall 2013. Software and program upgraded in April 2016.

  • All turbines and generators are equipped with new vibration sensors, so any problem can be quickly recognized.

Hydro Plant Facts

Production Information

Our average production for the last ten years is 2,265,103 Kwh per year. The high was in 2012 with 3,517,162 Kwh and the low was last year 2015 with 1,400,598 Kwh. Plant capacity is over 3,209,000 Kwh per year.

Upgrade History

In the last three years the estate has reinvested over $250,000.00 in operational improvements, long term maintenance and safety upgrades including installing a 4th turbine and rebuilding the largest generator.

Efficiency

Four turbines each of a different capacity allow maximum utilization of available water flow.

Sustainability

The 51 acres of canal, ponds and back water provide storage for an even flow through the turbines and even out local water flow fluctuations.

Nature/wildlife

The ponds and foliage provide habitat for fish, waterfowl and the deer and antelope that frequent the area.