York Haven

York Haven - Powerhouse

York Haven is a 19.6 MW run-of-river hydroelectric project on the Susquehanna River in south central Pennsylvania. York Haven began commercial operations in 1901, making it one of the oldest hydroelectric projects in America. The facility is equipped with 13 horizontal Francis turbines, 4 vertical Kaplan turbines, and 3 vertical propeller units. York Haven produces a long term average generation of 135,485 MWh of clean electricity annually, which is enough to power 13,027 homes.





Starting as early as June 12  2023, York Haven Power Company (YHPC) plans to lower Lake Frederic, the reservoir upstream of the York Haven main dam for maintenance required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  This will involve lowering Lake Frederic for up to 8 weeks.  Water levels are expected to go below 277 ft elevation by 14 inches.  Required minimum flows at the main dam will be maintained. 


We have received a number of questions on whether the water level could be raised on weekends or for the July 4th holiday.  YHPC will not realistically be able to raise the level on weekends, but is discussing July 4th with the vendor.   


An update will be provided to parties on our Notification List weekly after the drawdown commences.  


Please send questions or requests to be added to our Notification List for updates to yorkhaven@eaglecreekre.com.