New York Power Plants: Inland Waters Power Plants

Inland Waters Power Plants

AES Cayuga

Summary

The AES Cayuga Power Station is a 306 megawatt coal-fired steam electric generating facility located on the shore of Cayuga Lake in Lansing. The power station has two generating units that became operational in 1955 (Unit 1) and 1958 (Unit 2).

AES Cayuga uses a once-through cooling system that is responsible for entraining 576,000 fish eggs and larvae each year.

Megawatts Water Withdrawn (million gallons/day) Entrainment (annual) Impingement (annual)
306 219 NA 576,000

Permitting Status:

AES Cayuga's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit will expire on December 31, 2014.

AES Greenidge

Summary

The AES Greenidge Power Plant is a 675 megawatt coal and natural gas fired steam electric generating facility located on the shore of Seneca Lake in Dresden. The power station has two generating units that became operational in 1950 (Unit 3, retired in December 2009) and 1953 (Unit 4).

AES Greenidge uses a once-through cooling system that is responsible for impinging 29,000 adult and juvenile fish each year.

Megawatts Water Withdrawn (million gallons/day) Entrainment (annual) Impingement (annual)
161 113 NA 29,000

Permitting Status

AES Greenidge's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit was renewed in January 2010, effective from February 10, 2010 through January 31, 2015.

AES Westover

Summary

The AES Westover Power Station is a 146 megawatt coal-fired steam electric generating facility located on the shore of the Susquehana River in Johnson City. The power station has two generating units that became operational in 1944 (Unit 7, retired in December 2009) and 1951 (Unit 8).

AES Westover and nbsp; uses a once-through cooling system that is responsible for entraining 4 million fish eggs and larvae each year and impinging another 10,000 adult and juvenile fish.

Megawatts Water Withdrawn (million gallons/day) Entrainment (annual) Impingement (annual)
146 102 3,900,000 10,200

Permitting Status

AES Somerset's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit will expire on October 31, 2014.

Black River Power

Summary

The Black River Power Station is a 50 megawatt coal-fired steam electric generating facility located on the shore of the Black River in Watertown at Fort Drum. The power station has one generating unit that became operational in 1989.

Black River Power uses a once-through cooling system that is responsible for entraining 41,000 fish eggs and larvae each year

Megawatts Water Withdrawn (million gallons/day) Entrainment (annual) Impingement (annual)
50 55 41,000 0

Permitting Status

Black River Power's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit will expire on July 31, 2012.