Lewis Smith P-2165

General information

Waterway  Black Warrior River
 Sipsey Fork
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2165
FERC project name Warrior River
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 3/26/10
Permit expiration 2/24/40

Ownership and operation

Owner Alabama Power Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1961
Transmission or distribution system owner Alabama Power Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 181.0 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 246,080.8 MWH

The Warrior River Hydroelectric Project includes the Lewis Smith and Bankhead developments.

The Lewis Smith development is located in north central Alabama in the headwaters of the Black Warrior River on the Sipsey Fork in Cullman, Walker, and Winston Counties.

The Bankhead development is located in west central Alabama downstream of the Lewis Smith development, on the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa County.

The Lewis Smith development occupies 2,691.44 acres of federal lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bankhead development occupies 18.7 acres of federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management.



Draft EA Released 03-07-2008
License Order Issued 03-31-2010

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