Powerhouse in Wappingers Falls
by Anna Barton
with permission of Southern Dutchess News
Tucked away inside the Village of Wappingers Falls, a hydroelectric plant has been producing renewable energy for 30 years.
Owners Sarah and Harry Bower-Terbush smile in agreement as they admit that most locals don’t know the plant is there. For decades, they’ve been doing their job quietly but efficiently, tucked back in the Industrial Market off of Market Street. A recent change with Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company has the Terbushes stepping forward as they can now sell energy directly to customers anywhere in the Hudson Valley. The couple owns three plants in total: one in Wappingers Falls, Walkill and Salisbury Mills.