Hydropower represents an important source of renewable energy generation in Louisiana, where wind and solar resources are not plentiful. The Overton Lock and Dam, owned and operated by the Vicksburg District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, was originally built to incorporate a hydropower facility, so the design and construction of the generation capacity will fulfill the original intention of the designers of the dam.
|Project||River||FERC No.||Expected COD||Design Capacity||Annual Generation||Dam Owner|
|Overton Lock & Dam||Red River||P-13160||2019||52.0 MW||207.4 GWh||USACE|
This project will produce over
207 gigawatt hours annually of low-cost, domestic energy that is safe, reliable and emissions-free.
19,000 Homes Powered
Investment in this project will provide hundreds of local jobs through construction, operation and maintenance.
The lifetime of this project is expected to exceed 80 years, contributing to the local economy for several generations.