American Municipal Power (AMP) Ohio’s president and CEO, Marc Gerken, has said that the organization will develop three run-of-the-river hydroelectric plants at existing dams on the Ohio River.

The locks-and-dam sites are situated at Willow Island near Waverly, West Virginia; Cannelton near Cannelton, Indiana; and Smithland in Livingston County, Kentucky. Combined, these three projects have an expected capacity of 208MW.

Mark Garner, president and CEO of Voith Siemens Hydro, said: Voith Siemens Hydro is thrilled to be part of this exciting development of renewable energy in the US. The order value will exceed $300 million. Having secured this contract, we will manufacture many of the turbine components in York, Pennsylvania, and may consider the possibility of opening a new Ohio manufacturing plant contingent upon appropriate state incentives.