|Current status||Active |
|Type of facility||Pumped Storage|
|Type of permit||FERC License|
|FERC docket #||P-2280|
|FERC project name||Kinzua Pumped Storage|
Ownership and operation
|Owner||Seneca Generation, LLC|
|Owner type||Wholesale Power Marketer|
|Year first online (pumped storage)||1970|
|Transmission or distribution system owner||Pennsylvania Electric Co|
Power and generating capacity
|Number of units||3|
|Total capacity from pumped storage turbine-generator units||469.0 mW|
|Pumped storage gross generation in megawatt hours for each powerplant||558,403.7 mWH|
Also known as the Seneca Project, this pumped storage project is located at the USACE Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny Riverand in the Allegheny National Forest approximately 9 miles upstream of Warren, PA, and about 60 miles southeast of Erie, PA.
While FirstEnergy owns and operates the hydroelectric Project, the USACE owns the Kinzua Dam and the lands adjacent to the dam.
With the license for the project expiring in 2015, FirstEnergy is looking to renew its license. The Seneca Nation tribe (that has its citizen’s living in Western New York along the Allegheny River where the project exists) has also shown interest in acquiring the project.
FERC issued a new license for this project on July 22, 2015 to Seneca Generation, LLC