|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Pumped Storage|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2216|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||New York Power Authority|
|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|
|License Order Issued and Settlement Approved||03-15-2007|