|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2601|
|FERC project name||Bryson|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Nantahala Power & Light Co|
|Owner type||Investor-Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1925|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||2|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||1.0 MW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||2,189.0 MWH|
The Bryson Project, also known as the Ela Dam, is located in western North Carolina on the Oconaluftee River, about 0.56 mile upstream of the confluence with the Tuckasegee River and 19 miles upstream of Fontana Lake.
Just upstream of the project, the Oconaluftee River flows through the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Reservation (Qualla Boundary).
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