High Falls P-2645
|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Reregulating|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2645|
|FERC project name||Beaver River|
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Ownership and operation
|Owner||Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP|
|Owner type||Wholesale Power Marketer|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1925|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||3|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||6.0 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||29,031.4 mWH|
The project is located on the Beaver River in the Towns of Croghan and Watson in Lewis County and in the Town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York.
The project comprises eight developments spanning 18 miles. They are (in descending order) Moshier, Eagle, Soft Maple, Effley, Elmer, Taylorville, Belfort, and High Falls.
The Beaver River Project’s eight developments extend upstream from the High Falls Development at river mile (RM) 11 to the Moshier Development at RM 27.5.
The developments are operated in a coordinated manner as store-and-release facilities primarily to meet peak demand in the Niagara Mohawk system. Flows reaching the project are controlled by releases from the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District’s (Hudson-Black) Stillwater Reservoir Project No. 6743, located approximately five miles upstream of the most upstream Beaver River Project development, Moshier.
The project was constructed between 1903 and 1930. Four of the developments — Moshier, Eagle, Soft Maple, and Taylorville — have extensive bypassed reaches. These range from about 3,850 feet at Eagle to over 11,700 feet at Moshier.
|License Issued & Settlement Approved||08-02-1996|
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