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Oakdale P-12514

General information

Waterway  Tippecanoe River
Current status  Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-12514
Permit issued 9/27/2007
Permit expires 9/26/2037

Ownership and operation

Owner Northern Indiana Pub Serv Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1925
Transmission or distribution system owner Northern Indiana Pub Serv Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 3
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 11.8 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 26,211.4 mWH

The Norway-Oakdale Project consists of two developments:

The upper development, Norway, includes a 915-foot-long dam and an integral powerhouse, equipped with four vertical Francis turbine-generating units with a total authorized installed capacity of 7.2 MW. The Norway Dam has a maximum height of 34 feet and contains a 120-foot-long gated spillway section. The reservoir, Lake Shafer, extends 10 miles upstream of Norway Dam (River Mile 30.2 to River Mile 40.2), and has a surface area of about 1,291 acres at a pool elevation of 647.47 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). A 2-mile-long, 69,000-volt transmission line connects the Norway development substation to the Monticello substation located in Monticello, Indiana.

The lower development, Oakdale, includes: a 1,688-foot-long dam and an integral powerhouse, equipped with three vertical Francis turbine-generating units with a total authorized installed capacity of 9.2 MW. The Oakdale Dam has a maximum height of 58 feet and contains an 84-foot-long gated spillway section. The reservoir, Lake Freeman, extends 10 miles upstream of Oakdale Dam (River Mile 17.8 to River Mile 27.8) and has a surface area of about 1,547 acres at a pool elevation of 612.45 feet NGVD. A 69,000-volt substation connects the facility to the electrical grid.

Source: FERC

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