Southwestern Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh is known for the Three Rivers – the Allegheny, the Monongahela and the Ohio. Navigational locks and dams on these rivers, owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, provide an opportunity for the incorporation of a renewable form of energy generation powered by the resource the region is known for.
|Project||River||FERC No.||Expected COD||Design Capacity||Annual Generation||Dam Owner|
|Allegheny L&D #2||Allegheny||P-13755||Q2 2019||17.0 MW||83.3 GWh||USACE|
|Grays Landing L&D||Monongahela||P-13763||Q1 2019||12.0 MW||45.7 GWh||USACE|
|Monongahela L&D #4||Monongahela||P-13766||Q1 2019||12.0 MW||46.5 GWh||USACE|
|Maxwell L&D||Monongahela||P-13757||Q1 2019||13.0 MW||54.8 GWh||USACE|
|Point Marion L&D||Monongahela||P-13771||Q1 2019||5.0 MW||15.8 GWh||USACE|
|Emsworth L&D||Ohio||P-13761||Q2 2019||24.0 MW||101.0 GWh||USACE|
|Emsworth Back Channel L&D||Ohio||P-13765||Q2 2019||12.0 MW||52.2 GWh||USACE|
|Montgomery L&D||Ohio||P-13767||Q2 2019||42.0 MW||191.4 GWh||USACE|
This project will produce over
590 gigawatt hours annually of low-cost, domestic energy that is safe, reliable and emissions-free.
54,000 Homes Powered
Investment in these projects will provide hundreds of local jobs through construction, operation and maintenance.
The lifetime of these projects is expected to exceed 80 years, contributing to the local economy for several generations.