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January 5, 2022

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Hydropower Generating Station, US

By Carmen

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Hydropower Generating Station is a 102.6MW hydro power project. It is located on Arkansas river/basin in Arkansas, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1994 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1999.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 102.6 102.6 Active Arkansas, the US Arkansas Electric Cooperative


The project is developed and owned by Arkansas Electric Cooperative. The company has a stake of 100%.

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Hydropower Generating Station is a run-of-river project. The project generated 356 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $189m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1994 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1999.

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Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro Canada was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of kaplan turbines, each with 34.2MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 3 electric generators for the project.

About Arkansas Electric Cooperative

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is a not-for-profit electric utility. It produces, procures and transmits electricity. The cooperative generates electricity using natural gas, oil and hydro sources. AECC also holds interests in coal-based power plants in Arkansas. Under power purchase agreements, it sources hydroelectric energy from the Southwestern Power Administration and other entities who produce electricity using wind, biomass and solar energy. The cooperative also assists its customers to preserve resources and manage energy costs; and provides energy audits and saving tips. It transmits electricity to its distribution cooperatives and third parties on wholesale basis. AECC is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, the US.


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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