AL

Gantt P-2586

General information

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

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2586
Permit issued 6/17/2006
Permit expires 5/27/2036

Ownership and operation

Owner PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
Owner type 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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