Raccoon Mountain is a 1,616MW hydro power project. It is located on Tennessee river/basin in Tennessee, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1970 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1978. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by Tennessee Valley Authority. The company has a stake of 100%.

Raccoon Mountain is a pumped storage project.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1970 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1978.

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 4 units of pump turbines, each with 392MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 425 MVA.

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About Tennessee Valley Authority

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a corporate agency and instrumentality established by federal law. It generates electricity using hydro, nuclear, coal, diesel, and solar sources. Under short and long-term power purchase agreements and spot market purchases, the agency procures electricity from various power producers. TVA manages the Tennessee River system; operates flood control dams and related infrastructure; balances hydroelectric generation with navigation; and carries out flood damage reduction, water quality, and supply and recreation. It supplies power to municipalities and other local government entities, and cooperatives on a wholesale basis, and retails energy to end-use customers in northern Alabama, northeastern Mississippi, Tennessee, and southwestern Kentucky, and portions of northern Georgia, western North Carolina, and southwestern Virginia. TVA is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, the US.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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