Hiwassee is a 70.6MW 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. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1940.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 70.6 70.6 Active North Carolina, the US


The project is currently owned by Tennessee Valley Authority.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 535.01 million cubic meter.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1940.

Power Purchase Agreement

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

Contractors Involved

Newport News Industrial was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 turbine with 70.6MW nameplate capacity.

Westinghouse Electric supplied electric generator(s) for the project.


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