Richard B Russell

General information

Waterway  Savannah River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro, Pumped Storage
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit US Army Corps of Engineers

Ownership and operation

Owner USCE-Savannah District
Owner type USACE
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1985
Year first online (pumped storage) 2002
Transmission or distribution system owner Georgia Power Co

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 8
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 300.0 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 388,155.0 MWH
Total capacity from pumped storage turbine-generator units 328.0 MW
Pumped storage gross generation in megawatt hours for each powerplant 354,975.0 MWH

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