Yadkin River Hydroelectric Project

Yadkin Project - Map

Cube Carolinas operates the Yadkin Project, a series of four hydroelectric stations, dams and reservoirs along a 38-mile stretch of the Yadkin River approximately 75 miles outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. The four stations are High Rock, Tuckertown, Narrows (Badin Lake) and Falls. High Rock is the uppermost development on the Yadkin, and the largest in the Yadkin Project. Falls Lake is the farthest downstream development in the Project.

The Yadkin Project has a total generating capacity of 215 megawatts (MW), and it is expected to produce nearly 800,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean, reliable electricity per year. That’s enough power to light 3.5 million 60-watt light bulbs, 143,000 portable hair dryers, or 72,000 homes with renewable energy.

High Rock - Dam and Powerhouse
High Rock

High Rock is a 40.2 megawatt facility on the Yadkin River with project lands in Davie, Davidson and Rowan counties in North Carolina. The facility, which began commercial operations in 1927, has three 13.4 MW vertical Francis turbines connected to generators. High Rock produces a long term average generation of 141,660 megawatt-hours of clean electricity per year, enough to power 13,621 homes.

Tuckertown - Powerhouse Interior
Tuckertown

Tuckertown is a 38.04 megawatt facility on the Yadkin River with project lands in Rowan, Davidson, Stanly and Montgomery counties in North Carolina. The facility, which began commercial operations in 1962, has three 12.68 MW Kaplan turbines connected to generators. Tuckertown produces a long term average generation of 145,336 megawatt-hours of clean electricity per year, enough to power 13,975 homes.

Narrows - Dam and Powerhouse
Narrows

Narrows is a 110.4 megawatt facility on the Yadkin River with project lands in Davidson, Stanly and Montgomery counties in North Carolina. The facility, which began commercial operations in 1917, has four 27.2 MW vertical Francis turbines connected to generators. Narrows produces a long term average generation of 474,785 megawatt-hours of clean electricity per year, enough to power 45,652 homes.

Falls - Generators
Falls

Falls is a 31.1 megawatt facility on the Yadkin River with project lands in Stanly and Montgomery counties in North Carolina. The facility, which began commercial operations in 1919, has one licensed capacity 9 MW vertical Francis turbine and two licensed capacity 11.1 MW Allis Chalmers propeller type turbines connected to generators. Falls produces a long term average generation of 131,179 megawatt-hours of clean electricity per year, enough to power 12,613 homes.