Hydroelectric Grid-Connected Electrical Generation Capacity


Connected Utility and Plant Name Location Unit Code Status Year Status Type Capacity (kW)
Total for Virginia: 3,089,906
Appalachian Power Co. Total: 707,599
Buck   1 1912 OP 2,835
Buck   2 1912 OP 2,835
Buck   3 1912 OP 2,835
Byllesby   1 1912 OP 5,400
Byllesby   2 1912 OP 5,400
Byllesby   3 1912 OP 5,400
Byllesby   4 1912 OP 5,400
Claytor   1 1939 OP 18,750
Claytor   2 1939 OP 18,750
Claytor   3 1939 OP 18,750
Claytor   4 1939 OP 18,750
Leesville   1 1964 OP 20,000
Leesville   2 1964 OP 20,000
Niagara   1 1954 OP 1,200
Niagara   2 1954 OP 1,200
Reusens Lynchburg 1 1903 OP 2,500
Reusens Lynchburg 2 1903 OP 2,500
Reusens Lynchburg 3 1903 OP 2,500
Reusens Lynchburg 4 1903 OP 2,500
Reusens Lynchburg 5 1903 OP 2,500
Smith Mountain   1 1965 OP 66,025
Smith Mountain   2 1965 OP 150,100
Smith Mountain   3 1980 OP 115,344
Smith Mountain   4 1966 OP 150,100
Smith Mountain   5 1966 OP 66,025
BARC Electric Coop Total: 500
Falling Spring Hot Springs 1 1949 OP 500
Bedford Municipal Total: 5,000
Snowden Bedford 4 1987 OP 2,500
Snowden Bedford 5 1987 OP 2,500
Chi Energy, Inc. (Aquenergy Systems) 6,800
Fries Hydro   1 1933 OP 2,500
Fries Hydro   2 1933 OP 1,000
Fries Hydro   3 1933 OP 300
Fries Hydro   4 1981 OP 3,000
Craig-Botetourt Electric Coop Total: 300
Meadow Creek   1 1938 OP 300
City of Danville Total: 11,425
Pinnacles Danville 1 1938 OP 3,375
Pinnacles Danville 2 1938 OP 3,375
Pinnacles Danville 3 1938 OP 3,375
Georgia Pacific Corp. 3,900
Big Island Big Island 1 1920 OP 300
Big Island Big Island 2 1920 OP 300
Big Island Big Island 3 1983 OP 500
Big Island Big Island 4 1983 OP 500
Big Island Big Island 5 1983 SB 500
Big Island Big Island 6 1920 OP 600
Big Island Big Island 7 1920 SB 600
Big Island Big Island 8 1920 SB 600
Greenwood Ironworks Total: 810
Battersea   1 1991 OP 60
Harvell   0 1993 OP 750
Potomac Edision Co. Total: 7,210
Luray   1 1927 OP 1,600
Luray   2 1927 OP 400
Luray   3 1927 OP 600
Shenandoah   1 1925 OP 110
Shenandoah   2 1925 OP 250
Shenandoah   3 1929 OP 250
Shenandoah   4 1929 OP 250
Warren   1 1924 OP 850
Warren   2 1924 OP 250
Warren   3 1928 OP 250
Newport   1 1923 OP 1,400
Newport   2 1923 OP 400
Newport   3 1925 OP 600
Radford (City of) Total: 1,000
Radford   1 1934 OP 1,000
Rockfish Corp. Inc. 765
Grove Mill   0 1984 OP 40
Harris Bridge   0 1982 OP 400
Old Mill Dam   0 1984 OP 150
Whittle's Mill   0 1986 OP 175
STS Hydropower Ltd. 4,500
Schoolfield Danville 1 1990 OP 1,500
Schoolfield Danville 2 1990 OP 1,500
Schoolfield Danville 3 1990 OP 1,500
Synergics Inc. 4,300
Emporia Hydro   1 1986 OP 2,000
Emporia Hydro   2 1986 OP 400
Halifax   1 1915 OP 900
Halifax   2 1915 OP 500
Halifax   3 1915 OP 500
Lakeview Dam   0 1988 OP 400
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Total: 218,200
John H. Kerr Bodtom 1 1952 OP 12,000
John H. Kerr Bodtom 2 1952 OP 32,000
John H. Kerr Bodtom 3 1953 OP 32,000
John H. Kerr Bodtom 4 1953 OP 32,000
John H. Kerr Bodtom 5 1953 OP 32,000
John H. Kerr Bodtom 6 1953 OP 32,000
John H. Kerr Bodtom 7 1953 OP 32,000
Philpott Bassett 1 1953 OP 6,800
Philpott Bassett 2 1953 OP 6,800
Philpott Bassett 3 1953 OP 600
Virginia Power Co. Total: 2,108,100
Bath County   1 1985 OP 350,100
Bath County   2 1985 OP 350,100
Bath County   3 1985 OP 350,100
Bath County   4 1985 OP 350,100
Bath County   5 1985 OP 350,100
Bath County   6 1985 OP 350,100
Cushaw   1 1930 OP 1,500
Cushaw   2 1930 OP 1,500
Cushaw   3 1930 OP 1,500
Cushaw   4 1930 OP 1,500
Cushaw   5 1930 OP 1,500
Utility Not Listed Total: 10,307
Appamatox Petersburg 0 1993 OP 3,000
Battersea   1 1991 OP 60
Broad Run   0 1987 OP 1,000
Burnshire Dam   0 1982 OP 432
Chapman Dam   0 1983 OP 300
Coiner's Mill Dam   0 1983 OP 40
Harvell   0 1993 OP 750
Lower Occaquon   0 1950 OP 350
Martinsville   1 1932 OP 300
Martinsville   2 1932 OP 1,000
Moomaw's Dam   0 1985 OP 475
Rapidan Mill   0 1986 OP 105
South Rivanna   0 1988 OP 1,070
Upper Occaquon   0 1952 OP 1,000
Walker Mill   0 1986 OP 425


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Notes:
  • Includes units classified as operating status (OP = Operating; OS = out of Service; SB = standby; TS = Testing) only


  • Sources:
  • REPiS, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Number of Operating Plants with Total Capacity (kW) by State and Technology.