American Society of Civil Engineers

Bath County Pumped Storage

Civil Engineering—ASCE
, Vol. 55, No. 7, July 1985, pg. 55

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Abstract: The Bath County Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Project provides 2,100 Mw of peak power to Virginia Electric & Power Co. and Allegheny Power Co. Called a bargain at $1.6 billion, it includes two earthfill/rockfill dams, two reservoirs, conduits, a 980 ft vertical shaft, and various access, drainage and diversion tunnels. The powerhouse, located in the lower reservoir, is completely submerged during each pumping cycle. OCEA nominee.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Hydro power
Pumped storage