Nantahala P-2692

General information

Waterway  Nantahala River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2692
FERC project name Nantahala
Permit issued 2/3/12
Permit expiration 1/27/42

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

Source: FERC

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