Robert Moses – St. Lawrence P-2000

General information

Waterway  St. Lawrence River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2000
FERC project name St. Lawrence - FDR
Permit issued 10/18/03
Permit expiration 9/26/53

Ownership and operation

Owner New York Power Authority
Owner type State
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

Download license summary for the St. Lawrence-FDR project.

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
License Issued 10-23-2003

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