Cushaw P-906

General information

Waterway  James 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-906
FERC project name Cushaw
Permit issued 6/8/08
Permit expiration 6/11/38

Ownership and operation

Owner Virginia Electric & Power Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1930
Transmission or distribution system owner Virginia Electric & Power Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 5
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 7.5 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 11,777.2 MWH

The Cushaw Project consists of a 1,550-foot-long, 27-foot-high reinforced concrete dam, that impounds a 138-acre reservoir. The project is located on the James River, in Bedford and Amherst Counties, Virginia.

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