Lewiston P-2216

General information

Waterway  Niagara River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Pumped Storage
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2216
FERC project name Robert Moses-Niagara
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 3/10/07
Permit expiration 8/27/57

Ownership and operation

Owner New York Power Authority
Owner type State
Year first online (pumped storage) 1961
Transmission or distribution system owner New York Power Authority

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 12
Total capacity from pumped storage turbine-generator units 240.0 mW
Pumped storage gross generation in megawatt hours for each powerplant 511,028.4 mWH

The Niagara Project was specifically authorized by Congress in the Niagara

Redevelopment Act of 1957 and is governed by two treaties ( Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 between the United States and Canada and Niagara River Water Diversion Treaty of 1950) and project-specific legislation.

The existing Niagara Project is located in Niagara County, New York, on the Niagara River, a 35-mile-long waterway that connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and is an international boundary water between the United States and Canada.

The project has two developments: the 2,515.5-MW conventional Robert Moses development and the 240-MW Lewiston pumped storage development.



License Application Filed 08-18-2005
Settlement Filed 08-19-2005
DEIS Issued 06-14-2006
FEIS Issued 12-29-2006
License Order Issued and Settlement Approved 03-15-2007

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