KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District has been making upgrades to the Stockton Power Plant since the beginning of 2010. A ceremony to commemorate the completion of the Stockton Power Plant Rehabilitation project will be held on January 7, 2015, at 1 p.m., at the power plant at Stockton Lake.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the largest producer of natural hydropower in the United States representing 24 percent of the total U.S. Hydropower capability. Hydropower is the largest renewable energy source which offsets greenhouse gas emissions.
After 40 years of service and almost two billion kilowatt hours of energy production for the Southwestern Power Administration, Stockton Power Plant underwent equipment upgrades, initiated with the receipt of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Stockton Power Plant was placed in service in 1973. Rated at 45-megawatts, the plant provided $8.3 million average annual energy benefits. There is 55,000,000 kilowatt-hours of average annual energy produced by the Stockton Power Plant. The improvements to the plant’s operating characteristics have increased the overall efficiency while utilizing less water to generate the 52 megawatts.
For questions about the event, call the Public Affairs Office at (816) 389-3486 or the Stockton Lake project office at (417) 276-3113.
Release no. PA-2014-62