Bath County Pumped Storage

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 7, Pg. 55-55

Document Type: Feature article


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.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Electric power | Reservoirs | Energy storage | Tunnels | Submerging | Shafts

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