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.
|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