|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2692|
|FERC project name||Nantahala|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC|
|Owner type||Investor-Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1942|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||1|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||43.2 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||199,801.2 mWH|
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The Dillsboro Dam on the Tuckasegee River was removed as mitigation for the Nantahala Project.
The Nantahala Project is located in western North Carolina on the Nantahala River and on two tributaries, Dicks Creek and White Oak Creek. The Nantahala Project consists of a reservoir, an earth and rock fill dam, power conduits, a surge tank, and a powerhouse containing a single 43.2 MW generating unit. The project also includes three small diversion dams that provide additional water for generation and flows into the bypassed reaches. The Diamond Valley dam and Dicks Creek dam are located on Dicks Creek and the White Oak Creek dam is located on White Oak Creek.
The Nantahala development bypasses a 9.3-mile-long stream reach (bypassed reach) of the Nantahala River between the Nantahala dam located at river mile (RM) 22.6 and the Nantahala powerhouse located at RM 13.3
|Application for License Filed||02-20-2004|
|Draft EA Issued||02-09-2006|
|Final EA Issued||07-12-2006|
|New License Issued||02-08-2012|
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News and updates
From Trout Unlimited6/1/2023
The U.S. Supreme Court is weakening protections for watersheds. We’re restoring them.
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