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Tillery Hydroelectric Plant

  • Capacity: 87 megawatts
  • Location: Mt. Gilead, North Carolina
  • Commercial Date: 1928

Tillery Hydroelectric Plant

The Tillery Hydroelectric Plant is located on the Pee Dee River near Mt. Gilead, N.C., just 25 miles above the Blewett Plant. The plant began service in 1928, with additions in 1960. It features an impressive dam – 2,800 feet long and 86 feet high – that forms Lake Tillery, as well as flood-control gates. Its four generators are capable of producing a total of 87 megawatts.

By regulating the river’s flow, the Tillery plant also helps to increase the efficiency of the Blewett Plant downstream.