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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  • This power museum may be on the meager side, but at least it is virtually always open, and admission is free. The outdoor wraparound patio provides good views of part of the Niagara Gorge, but the vie...  more »
  • I think this is the same as the Niagara Power Project Visitors Centre - should probably be a combined entry in TripAdvisor. If you were here years ago, you will be stunned by the change. Magnificent s...  more »
  • We ended up here as a last minute thing to do on a rainy day and is was very interesting with lots of interactive ways to learn about the creation and generation of power. There was simulation room an...  more »

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