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How do you move a 217 ton turbine?

The Tennessee Valley Authority showed us how on Friday, as they used a crane to maneuver a new giant hydro turbine into place at Watts Bar Dam.

The new equipment allows TVA to make more power for its hydroelectric program.

Watts Bar Dam will now be able to produce a total of 192 megawatts, enough to power 112,000 homes.

This is the final project of the modernization of all five units at the 72-year-old Watts Bar facility. It is scheduled to return to operation this coming June, once the work is complete.

TVA started its Hydro Modernization Program in the 1990's.

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