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Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 22 November 2017 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

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 2,525 megawatts (3,386,000 hp).

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. During construction, over 12 million cubic yards of rock were excavated and twenty workers died. Construction was complete in 1961. When it opened in 1961, it was the Western world's largest hydropower facility. The generation facilities were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.

Photo captured September 26, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 160 21 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Handsome institution. Hydropower has also been built heavily in Finland in the early 20th century as the need for energy increased with the development of the industry. The biggest pieces in Finland are the Imatrankoski and Kemijoki plants.

22 Nov 2017 5:12am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Impressionnant cette centrale hydroélectrique
Son histoire est tout aussi interessante , au prix cher de la vie d'hommes !
Bonne journée

22 Nov 2017 6:13am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Though I grew up in Michigan not far from this place, Steven, I briefly visited only the Lower Falls once and never saw everything else you've been posting these last days. So much history to learn from this one spot.

22 Nov 2017 6:38am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Impressionnant barrage. Beau point de vue. )

22 Nov 2017 7:05am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a fine story
And good to see the surroundings

22 Nov 2017 7:47am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Hydroelectricity still has a huge potential to develop even further.
Since it's free, clean and renewable.

22 Nov 2017 9:30am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Impressionnante cette centrale hydroélectrique

22 Nov 2017 9:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great doc shot and text

22 Nov 2017 11:12am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture and interesting text . Thank you !

22 Nov 2017 12:43pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

AN impressive point of view

22 Nov 2017 1:20pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel barrage ce mur quelle vue sueprbe

22 Nov 2017 1:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A very fine image of this power harnessing plant.

22 Nov 2017 1:41pm

willy from Belgium

un barrage impressionant Steven

une belle prise et des informations intéressantes


22 Nov 2017 2:38pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ce lieu

22 Nov 2017 3:07pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this power plant and a very interesting comment about it. Very well done.

22 Nov 2017 3:50pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Impressive engineering work. Thanks for the info.

22 Nov 2017 4:59pm

Remus from Portugal

Some are in favor of hydroelectric dams, others are against. But no doubt that between polluting the atmosphere with the burning of coal or oil and the generation of energy by a hydroelectric dam, the second alternative is much better.
It is an imposing dam.

22 Nov 2017 5:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of this massive structure. It's output is still impressive.

22 Nov 2017 5:25pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


22 Nov 2017 5:51pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

A superb view point !
And story

22 Nov 2017 7:48pm

Yvon from Belgium

Superb captur : bravo.
Have a nice end of week, Steven.

22 Nov 2017 8:18pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & graphics!
Amazing story!

22 Nov 2017 9:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A wonderful view and great narrative history. It is hard to believe that so many workers lost their lives while this was being built. Sometimes I feel like we don't think of how dangerous these jobs are.

22 Nov 2017 11:57pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A nice bit of documentary work.

23 Nov 2017 2:34am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Very impressive - lovely colors in your shot!

23 Nov 2017 3:27am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Impressive power plant and it's story.

23 Nov 2017 4:04am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I can almost hear it humming. Nice shot of this massive structure.

23 Nov 2017 4:11am

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Good photo of the structure.
I like the colors,too.

23 Nov 2017 7:54am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture. Thanks for sharing.

23 Nov 2017 9:10am

Marité from France

Un barrage très impressionnant et qui fournit de l'électricité à foison !!!
Bonne journée !

23 Nov 2017 12:20pm



24 Nov 2017 7:50am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice industrial "pattern".

24 Nov 2017 7:54am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing color od water.

25 Nov 2017 12:14pm