Wolf Creek is a 270MW hydro power project. It is located on Cumberland river/basin in Kentucky, 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 1940 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1951. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is currently owned by US Army Corps of Engineers with a stake of 100%.

Wolf Creek is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 7,511 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 4.06m. The project generated 800 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1940 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1951.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to East Kentucky Power Cooperative under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 45MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 6 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 50 MVA.

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This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.