2000-11-15 / Briefly Noted
Central Hudson Acquires Beacon Hydroelectric Unit
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation has acquired the 927-kilowatt Groveville Mills hydroelectric plant on the Fishkill Creek in the City of Beacon. In an average rainfall year, the 3.3 million kilowatt hours of electricity produced at the plant will meet the energy needs of more than 500 residential customers. It consists of three turbine generators and was acquired from UAH-Groveville Hydro Associates. The plant, which went on line in 1983, is located within the historic Groveville Mills factory complex, which first harnessed the power of the adjacent creek to fuel its manufacturing needs in the late 1800s.