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Location: Wissota, Wis.
Generating Capacity: 36.4 megawatts
Type of Operation: Peaking
Completed in 1918, Wissota Hydro represents the labor of some 700 workers who lived in a small town built at the site. When the project area was flooded it created the 6,212-acre Lake Wissota at the confluence of the Chippewa and Yellow Rivers and Paint Creek.
Wissota Hydro provides daily peaking power to meet the high mid-day energy demands during the week. To permit this mode of operation, water coming down the Chippewa River is retained in Lake Wissota and released through the turbines as needed. This results in water level fluctuations in lake Wissota of up to one-foot over the course of a week.
Lake Wissota itself is the most well-known aspect of Wissota Hydro. Residents and vacationers enjoy boating, waterskiing, sailing, fishing and winter sports on the lake. Lake Wissota State Park is also nearby.
Our products and services differ based on state. Please select your state (or the state you're interested in) from the list to the left.
Why do our products and services differ based on state? Because our business is regulated by state. We have regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. The different regulatory body for each state we serve determines what products and services we deliver in that state.