Swan Lake Energy Storage Project
The Swan Lake Energy Storage Project (SLE) is set to be located 11 miles northeast of the city of Klamath Falls. Renewable electricity stored at the facility will be transmitted from the powerhouse along a 32.8-mile-long, 230-kilovolt (kV) aboveground transmission line to interconnect with the Malin Substation. The project is an over $750M capital investment, presenting substantial economic benefits to the region as it will introduce an estimated 3,300 construction jobs over a 5-year build out period within the region, and 50 direct jobs once operational. The Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA) partnered with Rye Development and National Grid to help advance their project through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) application process, and then later, helped facilitate a Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) between the developers and the Klamath County Board of Commissioners.