Winooski One Hydro Plant
Winooski One is a 7.4 Mw hydroelectric generating station located in Winooski, Vermont, on the Winooski River as it flows between the cities of Burlington and Winooski.
The station consists of a refurbished spillway with a rubber dam abutting a historic timber crib dam.
A fish lift and riverside park have been constructed as part of the station.
The flow of the Winooski River is directed into a powerhouse with three identical double-regulated Kaplan turbines, which drive synchronous generators, allowing for a highly efficient run-of-river operation.
The average annual net output of 30 million kWh is fed directly into BED’s distribution system.
Hydroelectric power is a clean, renewable energy source.
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About the Fishway
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|Electric MW||7.4 MW (Net)
|Generator||Ideal Electric Synchronous Generators
Brushless DC exciters
|Turbines||Sulzer Escher Wyss (Now Andritz)
3 - Bevel Gear Full Kaplan Bulb Turbines
|Lifetime station availability
Average annual plant factor is 47%
|Resource Type||Run of River Hydroelectric
|Interconnection||13.8 kV Burlington Electric Department
|Cooling Water System||Closed loop heat exchangers cooled by river flow
|Plant Control||Westinghouse Circuit Breakers
Andover Controls - Turbine and site automation
The plant is dedicated to Rosalyn Hunneman (1925-1999) who served on the Vermont Public Service Board for 13 years, in addition to many other public service positions. She was a leading advocate of Vermont's renewable energy program.
Read more about Rosalyn Hunneman.