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Waterway: Ohio R
Authorized capacity: 83.36 mW
License issued: 10/27/2005
License expires: 9/30/2045
Licensee: Louisville Gas & Electric Co
The project is located on the Ohio River adjacent to Shippingport Island within the Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area (NWCA), and is situated between the Corps McAlpine Locks (on the Kentucky side of the river) and Dam (on the Indiana side of the river).
The project occupies 1.72 acres of federal land at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) McAlpine Locks & Dam on the Ohio River, within Jefferson County in the city of Louisville, Kentucky.
The Ohio Falls Project consists of:
- a concrete capped dike on the left side of the powerhouse;
- a powerhouse containing eight 10,040-kilowatt (kW) generating units with a combined capacity of 83,357 kW;
- a 632-foot-long and 2-foot-wide headworks section, built integral with the powerhouse;
- a 0.97-mile-long 69 kilovolt (kV) transmission line; and (e) appurtenant facilities.