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January 13, 2022

Smithland, US

By Carmen

Smithland is a 76MW 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 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 76 76 Active Kentucky, the US American Municipal Power


The project is developed and owned by American Municipal Power.

Smithland is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 6.705m. The project generated 379 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $450m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of bulb turbines, each with 25.3MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 1 electric generator 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.


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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