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November 29, 2021

Oahe, US

By Carmen

Oahe is a 786.03MW hydro power project. It is located on Missouri river/basin in South Dakota, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1948 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1962.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 786.03 786.03 Active South Dakota, the US USCE-Missouri River District


The project was developed by USCE-Missouri River District and is currently owned by US Army Corps of Engineers with a stake of 100%.

Oahe is a reservoir based project.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1948 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1962.

Contractors Involved

Allis-Chalmers Power Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 7 units of francis turbines, each with 112MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 7 electric generators for the project.


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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