For the City of Watervliet that is . . .
Watervliet has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build what it estimates will be an $8 million plant. It has applied to the state for $12.5 million in federal stimulus money, but there has been no action on the request yet, according to Gleason.Isn't it embarrassing that Rome isn't doing this? Or Oneida County??
The project would include the existing 1,016-foot long, 76-foot high dam owned by the state Canal Corp., Lake Delta’s existing 2,700-acre impoundment, a proposed powerhouse containing two generators with a total capacity of 5 megawatts, a proposed 1,000-foot long, 13.2-kilovolt underground generator lead, and appurtenant facilities.
The capacity of 5 megawatts is the maximum amount of energy that can be generated at any one time. That’s enough to power 5,000 homes.