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January 7, 2022

Hiwassee Pumped storage, US

By Carmen

Hiwassee Pumped storage is a 95MW hydro power project. It is located on Hiwassee river/basin in North Carolina, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1936 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1956.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 95 95 Active North Carolina, the US

Description

The project is currently owned by Tennessee Valley Authority.

Hiwassee Pumped storage is a pumped storage project.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1936 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1956.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Huntsville Utilities under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 turbine with 95MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 1 electric generator for the project.

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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