Overview of FirstEnergy Pumped Hydro Seneca Yards Creek Stations
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1. Overview of FirstEnergy Pumped Hydro Seneca & Yards Creek Stations William Harker

2. FirstEnergy Pumped Hydro Seneca & Yards Creek Stations August 16, 2007

4. FirstEnergy System

5. FirstEnergy?s Hydro Generation Portfolio

6. Generation Portfolio & Hydro Capacity

7. Role of the Plant/Department Hydros Provide energy, regulation and spinning reserve during on-peak hours Provide an energy sink off-peak (11P.M. -7 A.M.) to allow fossil and nuclear plants to remain more fully loaded

8. Seneca History Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license (Project #2280) issued in 1965; expires in 2015 Construction started 1966 Went commercial in 1970 Original construction cost: $61M Upper Reservoir side slopes repaved in 2000 Generator Rewind on Unit 2 in 1981 and Unit 1 in 1985 Runners replaced on Unit 1 in 1992 and Unit 2 in 1991

9. Unique Aspects Significant Interface with: United State Army Corps of Engineers United States Forest Service Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Pennsylvania Fish & Game Commission Fishing access to Corps parking lot closed as of 9/11 Visitor Center responsibility

10. Seneca?s Scale Upper Reservoir holds to 2+ billion gallons of water ? equivalent to 6600 acre-feet Water is conveyed between plant & Upper Reservoir via a 21' diameter pipe At full station load, approx. 3.4 million gpm of water is released (7500 cfs)

11. Seneca ? View of Upper Reservoir

12. Seneca ? View of Plant & Lower Reservoir

13. Kinzua Dam

14. Yards Creek History Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license (Project #2309) issued in 1963, expires in 2013 Construction commenced in 1963 Went commercial in 1965 50/50 partner with PSE&G Original construction cost: $15M (50% share) New runners installed on Unit 2 in 1993, Unit 1 in 1995 & Unit 3 in 1996 Generators rewound on Units 1& 3 in 1996, Unit 2 in 1997

15. Unique Aspects Significant Interface with: Boy Scouts of America United States Forest Service Federal Energy Regulatory Commission New Jersey Fish & Game Commission New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection Recreational requirements from FERC license, closed as of 9/11 Visitor Center responsibility

16. Yards Creek?s Scale Upper Reservoir holds 1.6 billion gallons of water, equivalent to 4763 acre-feet Water is conveyed between plant & Upper Reservoir via an 18? diameter 1,800? long exposed steel pipe At full station load, approx. 4 million gpm of water is released (9000 cfs)

17. Yards Creek ? View of Plant & Lower Reservoir

18. Seneca ? Yards Creek Comparison

19. Merrill Creek Reservoir Merrill Creek It is a 15.6 Billion gallon reservoir located in Washington, NJ. Its purpose is to replenish water in the Delaware River when river flows go below 3,000 CFS in times of drought. The reservoir is owned by the Merrill Creek Owners group. FE owns16.74% ( JCP&L 8.37%, MetEd 8.37%). The Yard?s Creek station manager is the FE representative. MC ownersMC owners

20. Merrill Creek Reservoir


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