|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-7000|
|FERC project name||Newton Falls|
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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).
|License Order Issued and Settlment Approved||08-13-2003|
|License Application Filed||01-30-2002|