HOEC Board Of Directors Tour Tunnel Dam
On September 5th, the board and management from Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative in West Plains took a tour of Sho-Me’s Tunnel Dam Hydro Electric facility on the Niangua River near Camdenton. The day began with a brief history of the construction of the dam and power house, continued with an update from Chief Compliance Officer Peter Dawson on the current operating status of the facility, and concluded with a tour of the power house led by Substation Foreman Richard Newell.
“Electric co-ops are essential to the economic well-being of the communities they serve, providing good jobs, keeping the lights on, and helping to create a positive environment for families, farms and businesses to thrive.”
Jim Matheson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
NIANGUA RIVER DAM
The Niangua Hydraulic Generating Station, situated on the Niangua River, approximately 24 miles northwest of Lebanon, was completed late in 1930 by the Management and Engineering Corporation and placed in operation by the Missouri Electric Power Company on November 9, 1930.