Hickling Power Station

In 1948, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) constructed the Hickling Power Station. The power station was constructed during a period of rapid expansion for NYSEG, which doubled the company’s electrical output capacity. Located in Corning, New York, Hickling Station was named for former NYSEG vice president William G. Hickling. The power generation equipment […]

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Rochester Gas & Electric

Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) is a utility company that supplies natural gas and electricity to consumers throughout a 2,700 square mile area surrounding Rochester, NY. Throughout the later half of the twentieth century, RG&E has depended largely on the use of coal burning boilers and nuclear turbines in order to produce its power. The […]

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History of Rochester Gas & Electric

Since its inception The Rochester Gas and Electric Company (RG&E) has been an innovative leader in energy delivery. The company was consolidated under its current name in 1919, but its roots date back to the mid-nineteenth century. In the late 1800’s, The Rochester Gas Light Company, a predecessor parent company of RG&E, was one of […]

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Samuel A. Carlson Generating Station

The Samuel A. Carlson Generating Station (Carlson Plant) was initially constructed in 1891 in Jamestown, New York, in order to provide street lighting. Located on Steele Street near the Chadakoin River, Carlson Plant is one of the oldest municipal power plants in the United States. It is also the largest municipal power plant in New […]

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Niagara Mohawk

In recent years, utility workers involved in the operation and maintenance of Niagara Mohawk Corporation powerhouses, now National Grid, have developed and died of mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. Laborers who worked in the utility industry were at high risk for exposure to asbestos-containing products. Asbestos insulation lined steam pipes, boilers, pumps, turbine generators and […]

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Dunkirk and Huntley Stations

The Dunkirk and Huntley Stations were once considered the largest steam generator plants in New York State. The Dunkirk station sits on the shore of Lake Erie, 55 miles southwest of Buffalo, in Dunkirk, New York. The Niagara Mohawk Corporation once owned this 600-megawatt plant consisting of four coal-fired units, including two 100-megawatt units that […]

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History of Niagara Mohawk Corporation

Prior to 1929 there were 59 separate power companies serving Northern New York; each company provided power to its local area. In 1929, all 59 companies joined to together to form Niagara Hudson Power Corp. Following internal reorganization in 1950, it became Niagara Mohawk Power Co. In March of 1999, it reorganized again, forming the holding company Niagara Mohawk Holdings, […]

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Steam Generating Station – Oswego

Niagara Mohawk’s Oswego Steam Generating Station is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the City of Oswego, New York. The Oswego Steam Station contains four fossil fuel steam electric generating units that were constructed between 1938 and 1956. Initially, the steam electric generating units were powered by coal, but in 1972, the units […]

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Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Plant

Construction on Niagara Mohawk’s Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant began in 1965, and it went into commercial operation in December, 1969. Nine Mile Point’s plant shares a 900 acre site with the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and it is located about five miles northeast of Oswego, New York on the shore of Lake Ontario. […]

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History of NYSEG

The New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) was incorporated in 1852 as the Ithaca Gas Light Company. Throughout the later half of the nineteenth century and the earlier portion of the twentieth century, the corporation participated in a series of mergers and acquisitions which consolidated roughly 200 local utility companies under the name […]

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Milliken Power Station

The Milliken Power Station was a coal-fired power plant located on Cayuga Lake in the town of Lansing, New York. The station, operated by New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG), was built in the mid-1950’s and was responsible for supplying electricity to a significant portion of Central New York. In 1999, the station was […]

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Greenidge (Dresden) Power Plant

The Greenidge Power Plant in Dresden, New York, was built in 1937 by the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG). Since 1999, the plant has been owned and operated by AES Corporation. At one time, the Greenidge Power consisted of six coal-fired boilers, which provided steam to power four turbine generators. The plant […]

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Jennison Generating Station

In 1945, the Jennison Generating Station was constructed in Bainbridge, New York, by New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), and it was named for a former NYSEG president, Ralph D. Jennison. Originally, Jennison Station was capable of producing 30 kilowatts of electrical power. Upgrades during the 1950’s and 1960’s increased the plant’s output to […]

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Goudey Power Station

The Goudey Power Station in Johnson City, New York, was constructed in 1917 by the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) as the Westover Power Station. Following an expansion to the facility in 1950, the plant was renamed for former NYSEG Vice President William B. Goudey. During its operation, the Goudey Power Station […]

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NYSEG

New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) is a Binghamton, New York, based subsidiary of the Energy East Corporation that delivers gas and electric services to approximately 995,000 consumers throughout New York State. During the majority of the twentieth century, NYSEG depended on the use of coal-fired boilers and turbines to produce its power. The boilers […]

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