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November 22, 2021

Bath County, US

By Carmen

Bath County is a 3,003MW hydro power project. It is located on Back Creek & Little Back Creek river/basin in Virginia, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1977 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1985.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 3,003 3,003 Active Virginia, the US Virginia Electric and Power

Description

The project was developed by Virginia Electric and Power. Dominion Energy, Aspen Generating and FirstEnergy are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 60%, 23.8% and 16.2% respectively.

Bath County is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project is 385m. Bath County underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2004. The project cost is $1,700m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1977 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1985.

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Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 480MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 6 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 533 MVA.

About Virginia Electric and Power

Virginia Electric and Power Co (Virginia Power), subsidiary of Dominion Energy Inc, is an energy utility that generates, transmits, and distributes electricity. It generates electricity from gas, nuclear, oil, coal, renewable, and biomass sources. It also procures power through long term agreements. Virginia Power conducts business under the names Dominion Energy Virginia and Dominion Energy North Carolina in Virginia and North Carolina, respectively. It serves retail customers in the northeastern region of North Carolina. The company sells and transmits electricity at wholesale prices to municipalities, rural electric cooperatives and wholesale markets. It has electricity generation facilities in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Virginia Power is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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