NY

High Falls P-2738

General information

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

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2738
Permit issued 1/14/2006
Permit expires 4/8/2046

Ownership and operation

Owner New York State Elec & Gas Corp
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1948
Transmission or distribution system owner New York State Elec & Gas Corp

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 3
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 15.0 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 87,619.9 mWH

The project is located on the Saranac River in Clinton County, New York. The Saranac River Project includes four developments located between RM 25 and 12.5 above Lake Champlain. The developments are listed below, beginning with the most upstream development:

The High Falls Development consists of a 63-foot-high, 274-foot-long concrete

gravity dam, a 46-acre reservoir, a powerhouse (three generating units with a total installed capacity of 15 MW), and appurtenant facilities. The development bypasses a 6,600-foot-long reach of the Saranac River.

The Cadyville Development consists of a 50-foot-high, 237-foot-long concrete gravity dam, a 200-acre reservoir, a powerhouse (three generating units with a total installed capacity of 5,525 kW) and appurtenant facilities. The development bypasses a 1,700-foot-long reach of the Saranac River.

The Mill C Development consists of a 43-foot-high, 202-foot-long stone masonry dam, a 7.9-acre reservoir, a powerhouse (two generating units with a total installed capacity of 2,250 kW), an adjacent powerhouse (containing a single generating unit with an installed capacity of 3,800 kW), and and appurtenant facilities. The developmentbypasses a 500-foot-long reach of the Saranac River.

The Kents Falls Development consists of a 59-foot-high, 172-foot-long concrete gravity dam, a 34-acre reservoir, a powerhouse (three generating units with a total installed capacity of 13,680 kW), and appurtenant facilities. The development bypasses a 4,400-foot-long reach of theSaranac River.

 

Milestones

Application Filed 04-05-2004
Settlement Filed 01-03-2005
EA Issued 10-06-2005
License Issued and Settlement Approved 01-19-2006

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