Rochester 26 P-2584

General information

Waterway  Genesee 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-2584
FERC project name Station 26
Permit issued 10/14/97
Permit expiration 9/27/37

Ownership and operation

Owner Rochester Gas & Electric Corp
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1952
Transmission or distribution system owner Rochester Gas & Electric Corp

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 1
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 3.0 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 5,634.5 MWH

Station No. 26 is located on the Genesee River, in the City of Rochester, Monroe County, New York.

This run of river project consists of a 25 foot high New York State barge canal dam (Court Street Dam), a 250-acre reservoir, a powerhouse containing one generating unit with an installed capacity of 3,000 kW, and appurtenant facilities.

A settlement on Water Quality Certification also addresses the following: construction activities and materials, and notification requirements; sediment and erosion control, sediment toxicity testing and disposal, and turbidity testing; modified run-of-river operation, impoundment drawdown restrictions, and maintenance of project impoundment levels; minimum flows and interruption of flows; streamflow monitoring; measures to protect fish from turbine-related mortality; wetlands studies; recreation access and development of a boat launch facility; and compliance with 401 conditions.

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