Niagara Falls Hydroelectric Power Plants

About This Point of Interest

Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant

In 1893, water was first diverted from the Canadian side of the Niagara River for generating electricity. Today the raging river provides nearly 2 million kilowatts of electricity from power plants on the Canadian side. The largest are Sir Adam Beck Niagara Generating Station No. 1 and 2. Since 1958, Sir Adam Beck Generating Station No.2 has been Ontario Power Generation’s largest hydroelectric facilities.

On the American side of the border, down river from the Falls, are the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant and the Lewiston Pump Generating Plant. Together, they generate more than 2.4 million kilowatts of electricity, enough to power 24 million 100-watt light bulbs.