The company has more than 100 years experience as an owner, operator and developer of hydroelectric power facilities and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, Inc (NYSE:BAM).
Brookfield owns and operates 100 hydropower facilities in nine states on 25 river systems, totaling more than 1,900 megawatts of capacity; enough energy to power 600,000 average U.S. households annually. The company owns and operates 75 hydropower plants New York State, 14 of which are in the Hudson River region.
We harness the natural forces of wind and water to provide a safe and sustainable source of electricity. The same rivers that provide clean, renewable hydropower are also enjoyed year-round by individuals and families for recreation and we remind everyone to share the rivers safely.
The 38-megawatt School Street Hydroelectric Project, Falls View Park and Overlook Park are owned and operated by Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP, a subsidiary of Brookfield. School Street Hydroelectric is a Heritage Award-winning site, as distinguished by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. The project harnesses the power of the Mohawk River to provide renewable power to New York State.
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The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) Governing Board recently certified the School Street Project in Cohoes, NY as low impact, recognizing the plant has avoided or reduced environmental impacts pursuant to the LIHI criteria. In the LIHI certification application for the School Street project, Brookfield demonstrated LIHI's eight environmentally rigorous criteria addressing river flows, water quality, fish passage and protection, watershed health, endangered species protection, cultural resources, recreation use and access, and whether or not the dam itself has been recommended for removal. Click here to read more...