Analysis of Expanding the Wolf Creek Powerplant

by Richard L. Mittelstadt, US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, OR, USA,
Stephen W. Eli, US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


The Nashville District, Corps of Engineers, is examining the feasibility of expanding the Wolf Creek powerplant to increase its peaking capability. The economic analysis of peaking expansions has traditionally been a difficult problem. This paper describes a procedure that promises to be a substantial improvement over previous techniques.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Feasibility studies | Rivers and streams | Hydraulic models | Economic factors | Water flow | Tennessee | United States

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