Wilson Dam Tour … Just How Do You Get Electricity From Water?

By  | August 28, 2018 | Filed under: News

MUSCLE SHOALS-TVA’s “Built For the People” pilot tour program allowed the public to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Wilson Dam, one of six TVA hydro plants and see firsthand how water turns into electricity. On the wall of each powerhouse hang the words “Built for the People of the United States.” The dam tours are part of a pilot program to share these architectural and engineering wonders with the people they were built to serve. In 2018 we are hosting tours on a limited basis at six hydro facilities across the Valley: Norris, Chickamauga, Wilson, Kentucky, Guntersville Dams and Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Plant.

The last tour of the season for Wilson Dam was held on Friday, August 24.  About 30 people were on hand to tour the dam. Stay tuned to the tva.com website to see if we are offering any additional tours next year.

Photos/Malinda Hunter/TVA

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