Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station, Lewiston

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The Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station is a hydroelectric power station in Lewiston, New York, near Niagara Falls. Owned and operated by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the plant diverts water from the Niagara River above Niagara Falls and returns the water into the lower portion of the river near Lake Ontario. It uses 13 generators at an installed capacity of.Named for New York city planner Robert Moses, the plant was built to replace power production after a nearby hydroelectric plant collapsed in 1956. It stands across the river from Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations in Ontario, Canada.HistoryOriginsThe land that the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant occupies has a long history of use. In 1805, Augustus and Peter Porter of Buffalo, New York, purchased the American Falls from New York in a public auction, and later acquired the rights to the eastern rapids above the falls as well, but died before they could bring their vision of a canal and power plant to reality. Several other companies later attempted similar projects without success.
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  • We only went here because it was raining! But it answered my geology questions in a way that nothing else in the area had done! It is FREE and will entertain small kids and adults!  more »
  • We came across this after leaving Niagara Falls. We thought we'd make a quick stop and spent 2 hours. It has 2 floors of interactive stations and exhibits.There is a 12 minute movie and a simulation r...  more »
  • The views of the power station are incredible. It's worth stopping by for a look, and gives you a perspective of how big the river is.  more »

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