Brookfield decommissions small hydro facility in New York State

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group told the New York State Public Service Commission in an April 23 notice that it has decommissioned its Hogansburg hydro facility.

Hogansburg is registered as a 0.7-MW facility under Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP. “The facility has ceased operation as of 3/13/2015 and at the moment does not intend to resume,” said the notice. “We will be taking the necessary steps to ensure compliance to NERC requirements.”

Under the commission’s standing order about power plant retirement notices, Brookfield said it is simultaneously providing a copy of this notice to the New York Independent System Operator and National Grid.

The parent company here is Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (TSX: BEP.UN; NYSE: BEP), which operates one of the largest publicly-traded, pure-play renewable power platforms globally. Its portfolio is primarily hydroelectric and totals more than 7,000 MW of installed capacity.

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