|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-12514|
|FERC project name||Norway-Oakdale|
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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.
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