Lay Dam P-2146

General information

Waterway  Coosa 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-2146
Permit issued 6/15/2013
Permit expires 5/27/2043

Ownership and operation

Owner Alabama Power Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1967
Transmission or distribution system owner Alabama Power Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 6
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 177.0 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 529,527.8 mWH

Download license summary for the Coosa project.

Alabama Power Company received an operating license for the Coosa River projects in June 2013 for the following seven developments:

  1. Weiss, H. Neely Henry (Neely Henry), Logan Martin, Lay, and Bouldin developments (previously Coosa River projects)
  2. Mitchell (previously Mitchell dam project, P-82), and
  3. Jordan (previously Jordam dam project, P-618).

The Coosa River Basin drainage encompasses about 10,161 square miles in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. The Coosa River begins at the confluence of the Oostanaula and Etowah rivers in northwest Georgia, and flows 267 miles in a southerly direction to its confluence with the Tallapoosa River, forming the Alabama River.

The Coosa River Basin supports rich and diverse assemblages of aquatic species, with 147 species of fish. Additionally, it supports the most diverse collection of freshwater mollusks in the world.



License Application Filed 07-28-2005
EA Issued 04-06-2009
License Issued 06-20-2013

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