|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-7387|
|FERC project name||Piercefield|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP|
|Owner type||Wholesale Power Marketer|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1924|
|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||2.7 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||16,570.7 mWH|
The Piercefield project is located on the Raquette River below the outlet of Tupper Lake, in the towns of Piercefield and Altamont, St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties, respectively, New York.
The existing project consists of:
- a dam with a 495-foot-long concrete retaining wall/dike on the right shoreline, a 620-foot-long concrete and masonry stone retaining wall located along the left shoreline, a 118-foot-long stanchion type stop log spillway, a 294-foot-long, 22-foot-high ogee spillway section surmounted by 2-foot-high flashboards, and a 110-foot-long concrete masonry forebay retaining wall,
- a 370-acre reservoir,
- a powerhouse containing three generating units having a total rated capacity of 2,700 kilowatt (kW),
- a 46-kilovolt transmission line; and
- appurtenant facilities.
|License Application and Settlement Filed||10-20-2003|
|License Order and Settlement Approval||10-27-2005|
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