NC

Hiwassee Dam

General information

Waterway  Hiwassee River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro, Pumped Storage
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit TVA

Ownership and operation

Owner Tennessee Valley Authority
Owner type TVA
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1940
Year first online (pumped storage) 1956
Transmission or distribution system owner Tennessee Valley Authority

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 70.6 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 198,752.9 mWH
Total capacity from pumped storage turbine-generator units 95.0 mW
Pumped storage gross generation in megawatt hours for each powerplant 90,698.8 mWH

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