Rainbow Falls P-2835

General information

Waterway  Ausable River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2835
FERC project name Rainbow Falls
Permit issued 8/13/04
Permit expiration 7/27/44

Ownership and operation

Owner New York State Elec & Gas Corp
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1926
Transmission or distribution system owner New York State Elec & Gas Corp

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 2.6 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 8,309.7 MWH

Photo by Mark Zakutansky

Rainbow Falls Dam is the put-in for the Ausable Chasm whitewater run.

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