Seneca P-2280

General information

Waterway  Allegheny River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Pumped Storage
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2280
FERC project name Kinzua Pumped Storage
Permit issued 7/17/15
Permit expiration 11/26/65

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

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