Beebee Island P-2538

General information

Waterway  Black River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river/Upstream Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2538
FERC project name Beebee Island
Permit issued 12/19/96
Permit expiration 11/26/26

Ownership and operation

Owner Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP
Owner type Wholesale Power Marketer
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1931
Transmission or distribution system owner Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 9.0 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 42,986.2 MWH

The Bebee Island projects is located on the Black River within the City of Watertown in Jefferson County, New York. It is one of ten hydroelectric projects on the river’s lower reaches between Carthage, New York, and its mouth at Lake Ontario.

The project’s nameplate rating is 8.0 MW, and its annual generation averages about 38,729 megawatt hours (MWh).


License Application Filed 12-23-1991
Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis 10-24-1995
DEA Issued 03-18-1996
FEA Issued 09-27-1996
License Issued 12-24-1996
Settlement Filed 10-13-1995

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