Wheeler Dam is a 404MW hydro power project. It is located on Tennessee 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 1936.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 404 404 Active Alabama, the US


The project is currently owned by Tennessee Valley Authority.

The hydro power project consists of 8 turbines, each with 35.1MW nameplate capacity.

The hydro power project consists of 1 turbine with 36MW nameplate capacity.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 43.6MW nameplate capacity.

The project has 11 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1936.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Huntsville Utilities under a power purchase agreement.


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