Black Warrior River
|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2165|
|FERC project name||Warrior River|
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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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