O’Shaughnessy Hydro Electric Improvement

O’Shaughnessy Hydro Electric Improvement

Revitalizing hydroelectric power.

The historic O’Shaughnessy Dam, constructed in 1925 along the Scioto River, not only serves as a vital water reservoir for Columbus, Ohio, but also an untapped potential hydroelectric source. After years of neglect, the city of Columbus embarked on an initiative to revitalize the hydroelectric power plant.

The project goal is to restore the power plant to working order to produce electricity for roughly 4,000 single-family homes on the north end of Franklin County along the Scioto River. The project includes removing and replacing or refurbishing two Kaplan turbines and their associated generators, hydraulic and cooling systems, electrical control systems, battery system, downstream stoplogs, as well as other miscellaneous HVAC, safety, and functional components to bring the power plant on-line and up to date.

PRIME AE’s CMCI services have contributed to the restoration of this integral, sustainable energy force, rekindling electric generation and helping keep the lights on for thousands of Columbus-area residents.

Client / Owner

City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities

Key Features

Key Feature
Hydroelectric power
Foreign manufacturing
Control systems
High voltage

Project Achievements

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