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West Canada Creek Relicensing

Public Website for the Relicensing of the West Canada Creek Project (FERC No. 2701)

Welcome to Brookfield Renewable’s Public Relicensing Website for the West Canada Creek Project.

The West Canada Creek Project consists of two hydropower facilities: Prospect and Trenton Falls, located in central New York in Oneida and Herkimer counties respectively.

The West Canada Creek is a sub-basin to the Mohawk River basin. Originating in the Adirondack Mountains in Hamilton County, the West Canada Creek has a drainage basin of 561 square miles and extends approximately 76 miles to its confluence with the Mohawk River.


Our Presence in the Community

Brookfield Renewable Donates $10,000 To Lead-Free MV

  • Brookfield Renewable and The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties have recently partnered to make an impact in the community that will help to prevent and address lead poisoning in Herkimer and Oneida counties.
  • The $10,000 investment from Brookfield Renewable to The Community Foundation supports the Lead-Free MV initiative aimed at addressing childhood lead poisoning on a local level. Oneida County has consistently had one of the highest rates of children with elevated blood lead levels in the state, with rates nearly six times the New York State average. In neighboring Herkimer County, rates also are problematic, with numbers approximately double the state average.
  • The Community Foundation creates innovative partnerships and investments in Herkimer County and Oneida County that align with community indicators to make long-lasting social impact.

Partnering with the Foothills Rural Community Ministry by Donating to the Foothills Food Pantry

Brookfield Renewable is proud to partner with the Foothills Rural Community Ministry. The organization responds with care and concern to rural persons and families in need by providing food, information and to build a sense of community through activities.

Relicensing Process

This site provides information about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) relicensing process for West Canada Creek Project and provides access to public documents developed throughout the relicensing.

This site will be modified and updated throughout the relicensing, so please consult this page regularly for updates.

West Canada Creek Project (P-2701) Recreation Visitor Online Survey

Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P., a Brookfield Renewable company, is relicensing the West Canada Creek Hydroelectric Project. The Project has two developments, Prospect and Trenton.

As part of the relicensing, Erie is conducting a Recreation Use, Needs and Access Study in 2019. The study includes an online survey to gather information about existing recreation use, access and needs at the Prospect Pond and downstream along the West Canada Creek.

Participation is voluntary and responses will remain anonymous. Please only provide one completed survey per individual.

The Online Survey can be accessed at:

The online survey will be available from Memorial Day weekend (start 5/24/2019) through Labor Day weekend (end 9/2/2019).

Thank you in advance for your participation!


For questions about the West Canada Creek Project, the FERC relicensing process, or to be added to the West Canada Creek Project distribution list, please contact:

Steve Murphy

Director, Licensing

Brookfield Renewable

Individuals or organizations wishing to be added to the distribution list for the Project should provide contact information including contact name and mailing address

Useful Links

FERC Online

Integrated Licensing Process 


ILP Process and Schedule