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Nantahala Area Stations

Duke Energy operates 10 hydroelectric plants in six counties in the mountainous region of southwestern North Carolina. We serve approximately 65,000 customers with a transmission and distribution system that provides reliable power across the rugged terrain of the south Appalachians.

Facility
Name
Units Capacity Commercial
Operation
Location
Bear Creek 1 9 MW 1954 Jackson County, N.C., on the East Fork Tuckasegee River
Bryson 2 1 MW 1925 Swain County, N.C., near the community of Ela, on the Oconaluftee River
Cedar Cliff 1 6 MW 1952 Jackson County, N.C., on the East Fork Tuckasegee River
Franklin 2 1 MW 1925 Macon County, N.C., near Franklin, on the Little Tennessee River
Mission 3 2 MW 1924 Clay County, N.C., near Hayesville, on the Hiwasee River
Nantahala 1 43 MW 1942 Macon County, N.C., near the Aquone community, on the Nantahala River
Queens Creek 1 1 MW 1949 Swain County, N.C., on Queens Creek
Tennessee Creek 1 11 MW 1955 Jackson County, N.C., on the East Fork Tuckasegee River / Wolf Creek
Thorpe 1 22 MW 1941 Jackson County, N.C., near Glenville, on the West Fork Tuckasegee River
Tuckasegee 1 3 MW 1950 Jackson County, N.C., on the West Fork Tuckasegee River