New York (US) will invest US$1.1bn in extending life of 2.4 GW hydropower plant

2 Aug 2019

The New York Power Authority (United States) has launched a US$1.1bn modernisation and digitisation programme to extend the operating life of the Niagara hydropower plant called Next Generation Niagara. The project, commissioned in 1961-1962, consists of 13 units with a combined capacity of more than 2.4 GW. Modernisation works will start later in 2019 and will be divided into four phases, including replacing ageing mechanical parts. It is expected to allow operating the Niagara power plant for another 50 years, contributing to the State of New York's target to reach 100% CO2-free electricity by 2040.

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