Little Tennessee River
|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2169|
|FERC project name||Brookfield Smoky Mountain Hydro|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Brookfield Smoky Mountain Hyd LLC|
|Owner type||Wholesale Power Marketer|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1949|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Tennessee Valley Authority|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||5|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||140.0 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||441,047.7 mWH|
This projects was formerly known as the Tapoco project. It is located on the Little Tennessee and Cheoah Rivers in Graham and Swain Counties in North Carolina, and Blount and Monroe Counties in Tennessee.
The project consists of four developments: Santeetlah, Cheoah, Calderwood, Chilhowee.
Part of the project occupies lands within the Nantahala National Forest administered by the US Forest Service.