August 26, 2018 9:08 am

Power dam on Canada border marks 60 years, good for 15 more

The St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project on the Canadian-American border celebrated its 60th anniversary this year on Sunday.

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MASSENA, N.Y. – A massive hydro-power project on the St. Lawrence River is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo marked the milestone by announcing a renewal of the partnership between the New York Power Authority and Ontario Power Generation for 15 more years.

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The United States and Canada each operate half of the power plant’s 32 turbines. New York’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project in Massena produces more than 820,000 kilowatts of electricity, enough to light a city the size of Washington, DC.

Canadian officials operate the R.H. Saunders Generating Station in neighbouring Cornwall, Ontario.

The joint agreement signing ceremony took place Friday.

© 2018 The Associated Press

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