Barkley is a 130MW hydro power project. It is located on Lake Barkley river/basin in Kentucky, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1966.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 130 130 Active Kentucky, the US


The project is currently owned by US Army Corps of Engineers.

Barkley underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2010-2012.Barkley (Barkley Unit 1) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2012-2013.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1966.

Contractors Involved

Barkley (Barkley Units 2,3 & 4) is equipped with Newport News Industrial kaplan turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 32.5MW nameplate capacity.

General Electric supplied 4 electric generators for the Barkley (Barkley Units 2,3 & 4). The generator capacity is 36.11 MVA.


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