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January 5, 2022

Meldahl Hydro Project, US

By Carmen

Meldahl Hydro Project is a 105MW hydro power project. It is located on Ohio river/basin in Kentucky, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 105 105 Active Kentucky, the US American Municipal Power; City of Hamilton

Description

The project is developed and owned by American Municipal Power and City of Hamilton. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 51.4% and 48.6% respectively.

Meldahl Hydro Project is a run-of-river project. The project generated 560 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $550m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2016.

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Contractors Involved

Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of bulb turbines, each with 35MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation supplied 3 electric generators for the project.

About American Municipal Power

American Municipal Power Inc (AMP) is a non-for-profit wholesale supplier of power and energy to its members. It owns and operates electric facilities for the purpose of generation, transmission and distribution of power to its members. It produces power from various sources including natural gas, diesel, coal, hydro, landfill, wind and solar sources. The company manages a diversified portfolio of AMP and member-owned generation, and long-term power-purchase contracts to supply energy. The organization also develops alternative power resources to meet the members’ long term needs, AMP offers safety programs, technical, legal and regulatory, and financial services. Its service offerings include power supply, aggregation, technical services, safety programs, legislative, regulatory, legal, and community outreach. The company provides energy services to member municipal electric systems in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Maryland; and Delaware. AMP is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, 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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