Cutting Edge Onsite Machining was hired for a project at Barkley Power Plant in Kentucky to do machining on the collector rings of the four units. Reivax, a plant controls systems modernization company, is the prime contractor on the project.
The Barkley Power Plant started operation in early 1966 when the first of its four units were placed on line. Each of Barkley’s four generators is capable of producing 32,500-kilowatt hours. In a typical year, Barkley Power Plant is capable of producing enough electricity to power over 30,000 homes.
Since being placed in service the four-hydropower units have performed far above industry average with an availability rate of 96.9%. The high availability rate is a testimonial to the excellent maintenance and inspection programs followed by Power Plant personnel.