Fowler No 7 Mill P-6059

General information

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

FERC information

FERC docket # P-6059
FERC project name Fowler #7
Permit issued 10/25/02
Permit expiration 10/27/32

Ownership and operation

Owner type Private Non-utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1922

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 3
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 0.9 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 5,700.0 MWH

Fowler #7 is located on the Oswegatchie River in St. Lawrence County, near the village of Gouverneur, New York.

The project consists of 3 concrete gravity dams with wooden flashboards; a 3-acre reservoir at the normal pool elevation; a powerhouse containing three turbine/generating units having a total rated capacity of 900 kW; an intake structure with steel trashracks; one 23-kV transmission line; and appurtenant facilities.

The project provides average annual generation of 5,700,000 kilowatt-hours(KWh) when operated in run-of-river mode. The project has been operated in a run-of-river mode since 1982.


License Application Filed 01-02-2001
EA Issued 06-28-2002
License Order Issued 10-30-2002

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