Hamilton Hydroelectric Plant Still a Draw for Businesses


One of the oldest continuously operating hydroelectric plants in the United States is still a draw for businesses almost 180 years later.

Built in the mid-1840s, the Hamilton, Ohio hydroelectric plant attracted businesses like the Ford Tractor Company and Bendix aviation.

The city of Hamilton purchased the plant from Bendix in 1963 and added two more hydroelectric plants on the Ohio River during the 1980’s. The city is now set to draw major companies who are attracted by the 100% renewable energy offered by the hydroelectric plants – including a major German automobile parts company and a division of Procter and Gamble.