School Street P-2539

General information

Waterway  Mohawk 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-2539
FERC project name School Street
Permit issued 2/10/07
Permit expiration 1/27/47

Ownership and operation

Owner Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP
Owner type Wholesale Power Marketer
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1915
Transmission or distribution system owner Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 5
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 42.0 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 155,266.0 MWH

The project is located on the Mohawk River in Albany and Saratoga Counties, New York.

The School Street Project dam was constructed in 1831. Electric power generation commenced in 1916, and additional generating units were added in 1922 and 1925. The 16-foot-high dam, located about 4,000 feet above Cohoes Falls, impounds a reservoir with a surface area of about 100 acres. Water is diverted at the dam to a power canal, through which it is conveyed to a powerhouse just below Cohoes Falls, and then is returned to the Mohawk River.

The School Street Project includes a 1,280-foot-long, 16-foot-high masonry gravity overflow-type dam that impounds a 100-acre reservoir.



License Issued 02-15-2007
Second Circuit Court Annuls 2007 License 08-10-2009
License Application Filed 12-23-1991
Settlement Filed 03-09-2009
DEA Issued 11-20-1996
FEA Issued 09-08-2001

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