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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Specifications

In-Service Date 4/1/93
 
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
for service
Exceeds 99.5%
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
 

 

Rosalyn Hunneman

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.