|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2586|
|FERC project name||Conecuh River|
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Ownership and operation
|Owner||PowerSouth Energy Cooperative|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1926|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||PowerSouth Energy Cooperative|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||2|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||3.0 MW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||5,634.7 MWH|
The project is located on the Conecuh River, in Covington County, Alabama. The project consists of two developments; the Gantt development and the Point A development.
The Gantt development, located immediately upstream of the Point A development,
consists of a 1,200-foot-long earthen embankment, with a crest elevation of 205.0 meet mean sea level (msl), located on the west bank of the Conecuh River; a 70-foot-long by 30-foot-wide concrete and brick powerhouse integral with the dam and containing two generating units, with a total installed capacity of 3,050 kilowatts(kW); a 2,700-acre reservoir at a normal water surface elevation of 198 feet msl and other facilities.
The Point A development consists of a 1,500-foot-long earthen embankment, with a crest elevation of 186.0 feet msl, located on the west bank of the Conecuh River; a 70-foot-long by 30-foot-wide concrete and brick powerhouse integral with the dam and containing three generating units, with a total installed capacity of 5,200 kilowatts, discharging to a tailrace; a 700-acre reservoir at a normal water surface elevation of 170 feet msl and other facilities.
During relicensing of the project, stakeholders reached a settlement in April 2005 for the operation of the project which was later approved by FERC. Signatories included: Alabama Electric Cooperative, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Alabama Rivers Alliance, Conecuh/SepuIga Watershed Alliance, Conecuh – Sepulga Clean Water Partnership, and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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