From CNet News:
At one time, it was the largest producer of hydroelectric power on the planet. That was in 1961. Today, it is still New York State’s preeminent hydropower facility, and it shares some of the glory of one of the most awesome spectacles in the world.
This is, of course, the Niagara Power Project, a hydropower producer capable of lighting 24 million 100-watt bulbs at once–2.4 million kilowatts. A ways downriver from the world famous Niagara Falls–Horseshoe Falls and American Falls–this giant project is still worth celebrating today, especially in light of the fact that people are so interested in renewable energy these days.