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January 11, 2022

Weiss Dam, US

By Carmen

Weiss Dam is an 87.6MW hydro power project. It is located on Coosa river/basin in Alabama, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1961.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 87.6 87.6 Active Alabama, the US

Description

The project is currently owned by Alabama Power with a stake of 100%.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1961.

Power Purchase Agreement

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The power generated from the project is sold to Alabama Power under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of propeller turbines, each with 29.2MW nameplate capacity.

Westinghouse Electric supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 32.5 MVA.

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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