Corps to seek automation study of three Savannah River projects

SAVANNAH, Ga., U.S., 12/2/11 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for a study of proposed automation and remote operation of three hydroelectric projects totaling 702 MW on the Savannah River on the Georgia-South Carolina border.

The Corps’ Savannah District said it plans to seek bids for an evaluation of operation practices at the three hydroelectric plants on the Savannah. There are three Corps plants on the Savannah, 600-MW Richard B. Russell, 422-MW Hartwell, and 280-MW J. Strom Thurmond.

The goal of the study is to explore options for increased efficiency through automation upgrades and remote operation while assuring plant safety, reliability, and availability requirements.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering solicitation No. W912HN12T0005 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact LaSheena Vaughn, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Savannah, Attn.: CESAS-CT, P.O. Box 889, Savannah, GA 31402-0889; (1) 912-652-5324; E-mail:

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