Claytor P-739

General information

Waterway  New River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-739
FERC project name Claytor
Permit issued 12/22/11
Permit expiration 11/26/41

Ownership and operation

Owner Appalachian Power Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1939
Transmission or distribution system owner Appalachian Power Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 4
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 74.8 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 208,510.8 MWH

Download License Summary for the Claytor Project.

Constructed in 1939, the Claytor project has had two previous license- one issued in May 1943 and the other in August 1980. The newest license was issued in December 2011. The project is located on the New River in Pulaski County in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Claytor Project consists of:

  • a 1,142-foot-long, 137 foot high concrete gravity dam;
  • a 4,363-acre reservoir with a storage capacity of 225,000 acre-feet at a normal pool elevation of 1,846.0 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD);
  • four 16-foot-diameter penstocks;
  • a powerhouse integral with the dam containing four generating units with a combined capacity of 75 MW;
  • an 827-foot-long transmission line; and
  • appurtenant equipment.



License Application Filed 06-29-2009
Draft EA Issued by FERC 08-12-2010
Final EA Issued 04-08-2011

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