Cannelton Hydro Plant

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The Cannelton Hydroelectric Project is an 88 MW run-of-the-river hydroelectric power plant providing renewable generation to the region. The facility is located on the Ohio River near Hawesville, Kentucky.

The Cannelton Project diverts water from the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cannelton Locks and Dam through bulb turbines anticipated to generate an average annual output of approximately 458 million kilowatt-hours (kWh). The site includes an intake approach channel, a reinforced concrete powerhouse and a tailrace channel. The powerhouse contains three horizontal bulb-type turbine and generating units with a total rated capacity of 88 MW.

The Cannelton Locks and Dam are located near Hawesville, Kentucky. The Cannelton hydroelectric plant is on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, on the opposite shore of the locks.

The plant reached full commercial operation in June 2016.