Cannelton Aerial

Hydro Project Cannelton

The Cannelton Hydroelectric Project is an 88 MW run-of-the-river hydroelectric power plant providing new, renewable generation to the region. The facility is located on the Ohio River near Hawesville, Kentucky.

The Cannelton Project diverts water from the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cannelton Dam through bulb turbines anticipated to generate an average gross annual output of approximately 458 million kilowatt-hours (kWh). The site includes an intake approach channel, a reinforced concrete powerhouse and a tailrace channel. The powerhouse contains three horizontal 29.3-MW bulb-type turbine and generating units with a total rated capacity of 88 MW at a gross head of 25 feet.

Cannelton Numbers

79 AMP Member Communities 458 Million
Kilowatt-Hours
2016

Members in five states receiving power from the plant

Anticipated annual output of power

Reached full commercial operation in June 2016

79 AMP Member Communities

Members in five states receiving power from the plant

458 Million
Kilowatt-Hours

Anticipated annual output of power

2016

Reached full commercial operation in June 2016



Participation

There are 79 AMP member communities in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan receiving power from the Cannelton hydroelectric facility. The plant is part of the AMP Phase 1 project, which also includes the Smithland and Willow Island hydroelectric projects.

Construction

Excavation and cofferdam construction began in 2010 and powerhouse construction began in 2011. The plant reached full commercial operation in June 2016.