Newton Falls Upper P-7000

General information

Waterway  Oswegatchie River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-7000
FERC project name Newton Falls
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 8/8/03
Permit expiration 1/27/44

Ownership and operation

Owner Erie Boulevard Hydropower, LP
Owner type Wholesale Power Marketer
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1927
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 1.5 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 6,663.3 MWH

Newton Falls is located on the Oswegatchie River in the town of Clifton,St. Lawrence County, New York. The project generates approximately 9,500 MWh of electricity annually.

The existing Newton Falls Project consists of two developments:

The Upper Development operates in a storage-and-release peaking mode and consists of a 600-foot-long, 40-foot-high, concrete dam; a 650-acre reservoir; a 1,200-foot-long by passed reach, a 1,200-foot-long penstock; a 375-foot-long2.3-kilovolt (kV) transmission line; and a powerhouse containing 3 turbine/generatorunits with a total rated capacity of 1.54 MW.

The Lower Development operates in a run-of-river mode and consists of a 350-foot-long, 25-foot-high concrete dam; a 9-acre reservoir; a 300-foot by passed reach; a 2,200-foot-long, 2.3-kV transmission line; and a powerhouse containing 1 turbine/generator unit with a rated capacity of 680 kilowatt(kW).


Settlement Filed 07-16-2002
EA Issued 05-27-2003
License Order Issued and Settlment Approved 08-13-2003
License Application Filed 01-30-2002

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