Hydro facilities use the force of flowing water to create renewable energy. Green Power EMC gets energy from one low-impact hydroelectric facility at Tallassee Shoals near Athens, Ga. The flow of the Middle Oconee River turns turbines that produce electricity.
The site had a record year of production in 2013 due to unusually high rainfall — around 9,100 megawatt-hours and three times more than its average annual historical generation.
View the flip card below to learn more about Green Power EMC's Members' hydro resource.
- Low-Impact Hydro Facility
- Located in Clarke County, Ga.
- Expected to generate 5,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually
- Offset is equivalent to 4,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions
- Will produce enough electricity to serve about 350 EMC households
- Generation Capacity: 2.3 megawatts
- Nominal Capacity Factor: 26%
- Owner/Operator: Tallassee Shoals LLC
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