The Monongahela River has long been an important part of the navigation infrastructure in West Virginia. The navigational locks and dams on the Monongahela are owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers and provide an opportunity to complement the existing resource base with long-lasting local generation.
|Project||River||FERC No.||Expected COD||Design Capacity||Annual Generation||Dam Owner|
|Morgantown Lock and Dam||Monongahela||P-13762||Q1 2019||5.0 MW||17.9 GWh||USACE|
|Opekiska Lock and Dam||Monongahela||P-13753||Q1 2019||6.0 MW||23.9 GWh||USACE|
These two projects will produce over 41 gigawatt hours annually of low-cost, domestic energy that is safe, reliable, and emissions-free.
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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.