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.

Notice of Temporary Limited Access of York Haven Power Plant Recreation Area Tailrace Fishing Access


Angling access to the tailrace fishing access located on a walkway along the face of the York Haven powerhouse at the York Haven Power Plant Recreation Area will be limited until October 31, 2022. Public access is being limited to protect public safety during the construction and automation of the downstream fish passage through the sluice gate at the York Haven powerhouse.




Starting August 9, 2022, 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.

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