Yough Hydro Case History—Development 12 MW Facility

by Daniel J. Barton, Paul C Rizzo Associates, Inc, Monroeville, United States,
Paul C. Rizzo, Paul C Rizzo Associates, Inc, Monroeville, United States,
John M. Musacchio, Paul C Rizzo Associates, Inc, Monroeville, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources

Abstract: The Youghiogheny Hydroelectric Project (Yough Hydro Project) is licensed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as Project No. 3623. The project is a run-of-the-river facility retrofitted to an existing dam owned by the federal government and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project, which achieved commercial operation in December 1989, has an installed capacity of 12,200 kw and was developed at a total cost of $19,000,000. Expected annual generation for the project is 48,800,000 kwh and generated electrical energy is sold to the Pennsylvania Electric Company (Pennelec) as a Qualifying Facility under PURPA guidelines. The development of the Yough Hydro Project involved innovative resolution of significant civil, environmental, and operational issues with federal and state agencies, including the following:

Subject Headings: Electric power | Federal government | Hydro power | Case studies | Power plants | Dams | Rivers and streams | Rehabilitation | Licensure and certification | Pennsylvania | North America | United States

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