Case Study—Wyre Wynd Hydroelectric Project

by James Lee Hunter, Southwire Co, Carrollton, GA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


To combat rising energy costs, Southwire Company, a manufacturer of wire and cable products headquartered in Carrollton, Georgia, began generating its own electrical power at the company's Wyre Wynd division in Jewett City, Connecticut. Southwire renovated a hydro facility built on the site nearly a century ago. Today, the new 2. 75 MW low-head hydro plant provides Wyre Wynd with a renewable source of energy that has stabilized the division's energy costs.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Power plants | Project management | Head (fluid mechanics) | Case studies | Electric power | Cables | Renovation | United States | Georgia | Connecticut

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