Proposed Project Area


The entire Project Area being proposed is ~15,800 acres within Etowah and St. Clair counties. Alabama Power currently owns ~2,500 acres of land within and adjacent to the project area.

The project would also involve:

  • excavating and installing an underground powerhouse inside the mountain with turbines, pumps, an underground powerhouse, and watery conveyance structures
  • building an overland 3-foot diameter supplemental water conveyance structure to transport surface water from Neely Henry Lake six miles to the project.
  • constructing transmission facilities to connect with the larger power grid


Interactive Impact Map: Visualizing Land Changes and Potential Impacts 

Use the slider in the middle to see before and potential after