St. Lawrence River
|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Conventional Hydro|
|Mode of hydropower generation||Peaking|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2000|
|FERC project name||St. Lawrence - FDR|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||New York Power Authority|
|Year first online (conventional hydro)||1958|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||New York Power Authority|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||16|
|Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant||912.0 mW|
|Average annual net hydropower generation||6,903,845.9 mWH|
The project, owned by Power Authority of New York (NYPA), first began generation in 1958.
The St. Lawrence Project is part of the International St. Lawrence Power Project (International Project), which spans the international portion of the St. Lawrence River. NYPA operates and maintains the Robert Moses Power Dam and other associated facilities.
The Robert Moses-Robert H. Saunders Power Dam has 32 turbine-generators, divided equally by the international border and operated independently by each utility, 16 of which fall under this project.
In addition to the Robert Moses Dam and associated generating facilities, the Project includes the portion of Iroquois Dam within the United States, Long Sault Dam, and the Massena Intake.
A comprehensive settlement agreement signed by NYPA and other entities governs the FERC license issued for this project in 2003.
|License Application Filed||10-31-2001|
|Comprehensive Settlement Agreement filed before FERC||02-06-2003|
|Final EIS Issued||09-22-2003|
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