Queens Creek P-2694

General information

Waterway  Nantahala River, Queens Creek
Current status  Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2694
Permit issued 3/23/2002
Permit expires 2/24/2032

Ownership and operation

Owner Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1949
Transmission or distribution system owner Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 1
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 1.4 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 3,260.7 mWH

The Queens Creek project is located on Queens Creek, 1.5 miles upstream of its confluence with the Nantahala River, near the town of Topton in Macon county, NC.

A settlement agreement between Nantahala Power & Light, NC DENR, NC WRC for the project was filed on October 30, 2000.



Settlement Agreement Filed 10-30-2000
Draft EA Issued 07-27-2001
Final EA Issued 01-29-2002
License Issued 03-08-2002

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