|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2210|
|FERC project name||Smith Mountain|
|Other projects with this FERC number|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Appalachian Power Co|
|Owner type||Investor-Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1964|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Appalachian Power Co|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||2|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||40.0 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||61,634.0 mWH|
This 636 MW project consists of two-dams, two-reservoirs combination pumped storage and conventional hydroelectric projects. The project is located on the headwaters
of the Roanoke River in Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia.
The 586 MW Smith Mountain development is a pumped storage project while the 50 MW Leesville development is a conventional hydropower project.
Water management (e.g., lake levels and instream flows)Erosion and sedimentation within Smith Mountain and Leesville lakesEffect on the Roanoke logperchLoss of littoral zone habitat in both lakesControlling invasive aquatic vegetationRecreational access needs, and Managing navigation aids and floating debris within the two lakes.
|License Application filed||03-26-2008|
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