|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-289|
|FERC project name||Ohio Falls|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Louisville Gas & Electric Co|
|Owner type||Investor-Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1928|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Louisville Gas & Electric Co|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||8|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||109.6 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||220,814.6 mWH|
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.