1896 Power Plant

1896 Power Plant (HM4IR)

Location: Columbia, SC 21711 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 59.821', W 81° 2.94'

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To meet growing demands for electricity, theColumbia Water and Power Companyconstructed this power plant, the ColumbiaHydro Plant, in 1896. It replaced the 1894power facility upstream. This Hydro Plant providedpower for city lights, trolleys and manufacturingplants. Still operating with its original turbines, itis owned by the City of Columbia, and operated by SCG&E. The brick powerhouse contains seventurbine-generators with a total of 10,600 kilowatts, and produces about 48 million kilowatts per year.
HM NumberHM4IR
Placed BySC State Museum
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 495474 N 3761826
Decimal Degrees33.99701667, -81.04900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.821', W 81° 2.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 49.26" N, 81° 2' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1592 Three Rivers Greenway, Columbia SC 21711, US
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