Cheoah P-2169

General information

Waterway  Little Tennessee River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2169
FERC project name Brookfield Smoky Mountain Hydro
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 1/20/05
Permit expiration 2/24/45

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.



License Issued 01-25-2005

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