Some time ago, I revisited the Genesee Power Station on two separate occasions. From my first visit early in 2017, not much has changed. Absent a camper’s fire in the turbine hall, nothing has been scrapped, nothing has been graffitied, nothing has been vandalized.
Genesee Power Station is an abandoned power plant that was in operation from 1948 to 2000. After the owner, AES, switched to high-sulfur coal, Genesee was placed in cold standby. The high-sulfur coal increased emissions and fouled air in the region. Instead of switching back to low-sulfur coal, the plant was closed. It was abandoned in 2012 after plans to convert Genesee to run on natural-gas failed to come to fruition.
Because of its remote location, general inaccessibility and security, Genesee Power Station is a favorite for the few photographers who have been inside.