Des Moines River
|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-925|
|FERC project name||Ottumwa|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Ottumwa City of|
|Owner type||Publicly Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1931|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Interstate Power and Light Co|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||3|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||3.2 MW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||9,518.4 MWH|
The project is located on the Des Moines River in the City of Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa. The original license for the project, which began generating power in 1931, was issued on April 11, 1930.
The Ottumwa Project consists of an 18-foot-high, that impounds a 500-acre reservoir. The powerhouse contains three generating units with a combined installed capacity of 3.2 MW.
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