Smart Grid Implementation: The dormant hydroelectric facility at the North Division Street Dam along the Owasco River has been repowered. Its former 800 kW Flygt Turbine came online in December 1992 and operated until late 2013.  Due to mechanical failures and increasing maintenance problems with the Flygt Turbine, the City decided to completely upgrade the facility with a new Vertical Double Regulated Saxo Kaplan Turbine that will has a nominal rated power output of 1053 kW at 450cfs with a maximum efficiency of 91.7%.  More information on this project:

  • Location: Auburn, NY
  • Project: $6,500,000
  • NYS Incentives: $1,200,000
  • Jobs Created: 1
  • Completed: Winter 2019