|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Run-of-river|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-1290|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Appalachian Power Co|
|Owner type||Investor-Owned Utility|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1938|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Appalachian Power Co|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||3|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||24.5 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||95,646.1 mWH|
The Windfield project received a 50-year operating license in January 2014. The project is located on the Kanawha River on the US Army Corps of Engineers’ dams and locks. This project is located downstream from the London/Marmet project (P-1175) which received its license in December 2013.
According to the license,
- To ensure the uninterrupted navigational operations of the Corps‚Äô dam and associated facilities, the license requires project operation consistent with a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and operating agreement between Appalachian and the Corps. The license requires the project to be operated in run-of-river mode and requires an operation and compliance monitoring plan to ensure that Appalachian meets these requirements.
- To enhance the recreational user‚Äôs experience, the license requires Appalachian to develop and implement a recreation plan to include the addition of trash and restroom facilities at the tailrace fishing area and to document maintenance and operation of the existing parking area, paths, stairs, and tailrace fishing pier.
- To protect birds from mortality due to electrocution and collision at the project substation or related electrical structures, this license requires Appalachian to develop and implement an avian protection plan.
- To protect cultural resources, the license requires Appalachian to prepare and implement an Historic Properties Management Plan (HPMP) for the project.
|Proposed Study Plan Filed||01-26-2009|
|Study Plan Determination Issued||06-25-2009|
|Environmental Assessment Released||12-04-2012|