Hydroelectric Plants in Florida & Georgia
   
Bartletts Ferry
Location: GA
Operator: Georgia Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 15 MW, 1 X 20 MW, 2 X 54 MW
Operation: 1926-1985
T/G supplier: SMS, AC, GE, WH, Hitachi
Quick facts:
Bartletts Ferry Dam is 900ft long and 120ft high and formed Lake Harding.

Photograph courtesy of Georgia Power Co
Posted 15 May 2002

Blue Ridge
Location: GA
Operator: Tennessee Valley Authority
Configuration: 1 X 22 MW Francis
Operation: 1931
T/G supplier: SMS, WH
Quick facts:
Blue Ridge Reservoir is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Dam construction started in 1925 and was completed in 1930. Blue Ridge Dam is 167ft high and stretches 1,000ft across the Toccoa River.

Photograph courtesy of Tennessee Valley Authority
Posted 30 Dec 2004

Carters Dam
Location: GA
Operator: US Army Corps of Engineers
Configuration: 2 X 125 MW Francis, 2 X 125 MW Francis pump turbine
Operation: 1975-1977
T/G supplier: NN, AC, GE
Quick facts: Project development began in 1962 and the scheme was completed at a cost of about $107-mil. At 445ft high and 2,053ft long, the main dam is the largest earth and rockfill dam east of the Mississippi.

Photograph by Adrien Lamarre and courtesy of USACE
Posted 28 Dec 2004

Goat Rock
Location: GA
Operator: Georgia Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 8.7 MW, 4 X 5 MW
Operation: 1915-2002
T/G supplier: SMS, AC, Leffel, VA TECH
Quick facts:
The Chattahoochee River rises in the northeast Georgia and flows southwesterly before turning south and flowing along the Georgia-Alabama borders. There are 14 dams and hydro projects along the river.  In May 2000, VA Tech Hydro received a contract for two 8.7-MW axial turbines and generators to repower Units 1&2, originally built in 1915 and 1920, respectively, with 3-MW Camelback Francis turbines.

Photograph courtesy of Georgia Power Co
Posted 18 Jan 2004

Jim Woodruff
Location: FL
Operator: US Army Corps of Engineers
Configuration: 3 X 10 MW Terry type Kaplan
Operation: 1975-1977
T/G supplier: NN, WH
Quick facts:
This is one of only three hydroelectric plants in Florida and was built as part of a lock and dam complex on the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway.  The generating equipment was overhauled in 2001/02 by VA Tech Hydro.

Photograph courtesy of USACE
Posted10 Apr 2005

Nottely
Location: GA
Operator: Tennessee Valley Authority
Configuration: 1 X 15 MW Francis
Operation: 1955
T/G supplier: Leffel, WH
Quick facts:
Nottely Reservoir is on the southeastern edge of the Tennessee River watershed in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Photograph courtesy of Tennessee Valley Authority
Posted 15 Jan 2005

 

Richard B Russell
Location: GA
Operator: US Army Corps of Engineers
Configuration: 4 X 80 MW Francis, 4 X 80 MW Francis pump turbine
Operation: 1985-2002
T/G supplier: Voest, Dominon Engineering Works, Siemens Allis, Marine Industrie Ltee
Quick facts:
Operation of the pumped-storage units was prohibited by a court order from the initial contract award for the new machines in 1988 to operation in 2002. The settlement required additional equipment to protect local fishery resources and a revised operational schedule for the pump units.

Photograph by Jonas N Jordan and courtesy of USACE
Posted 28 Dec 2004

Wallace Dam
Location: GA
Operator: Georgia Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 52 MW (reversible), 2 X 56 MW
Operation: 1979-1980
T/G supplier: AC, GE
EPC:
Peter Kiewit Sons, Hardaway Constructors
Quick facts:
Wallace Dam is 2,800ft long and 125ft high. The dam created Lake Oconee, now the second largest lake in Georgia.

Photograph courtesy of Georgia Power Co
Posted 2 Jun 2002

 

Warwick
Location: GA
Operator: Crisp County Power Commission
Configuration: 2 X 2.4 MW, 1 X 4 MW, 1 X 6 MW
Operation: 1930-1956
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The Crisp County Power Commission was formed in 1925 to develop hydroelectric power resources on the Flint River. The first action of the Commission was the issuance of $1.25mn to finance construction of the Lake Blackshear Dam and Reservoir. Construction was completed and power first generated from the facility in August 1930. There are two earthen dams, each 30ft high. The North dam is 3,400ft long while the South dam is 650ftlong.

Photograph by RedRangerXX (flickr)
Posted 19 Aug 2006

Abbreviations: AC = Allis Chalmers, BLH = Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton, GE = General Electric, NN = Newport News, SMS = S Morgan Smith, T/G = turbine generator, TVA = Tennessee Valley Authority, USACE = U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 08/19/06

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