Seneca Nation Hydroelectric Project
This project is a pumped storage hydropower generation facility located along the Allegheny River in the Allegany Indian Reservation, southern New York, and northern Pennsylvania. It has an authorized production capacity of 450 megawatts, generating electricity with the river water by making use of Kinzua Dam and its reservoir impoundment. The project consists of a lower reservoir, an upper reservoir, two pump-turbine generator units, one conventional turbine-generator unit, associated water intakes, conduits, discharge facilities, a powerhouse, transmission lines, and the lands affected by these facilities. The current license for energy operations is set to expire in 2015 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is relicensing control of the facilities.