New York Power Plants: New York Harbor

New York Harbor

Arthur Kill Generating Station

Summary:

Arthur Kill Generating Station is an 842-megawatt natural gas fired steam electric generating facility sited along Arthur Kill on Staten Island. The power station has two steam generating units that became operational in 1959 (ST 2) and 1969 (ST 3). Arthur Kill Generating Station employs a once-through cooling system that is responsible for entraining 1.5 billion fish eggs and larvae each year, and impinging another 4 million adult and juvenile fish.

Megawatts Water Withdrawn (million gallons/day) Entrainment (annual) Impingement(annual)
842 713 1,548,314,607 4,406,742

Permitting Status:

Arthur Kill Generating Station's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit was renewed in July 2011, effective from December 1, 2011 through November 30, 2016.

Astoria Generating Station

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Summary:

Astoria Generating Station is a 1,290-megawatt natural gas fired steam electric generating facility sited along the East River in Queens. The power station has four steam generating units which became operational in 1958, 1961, 1962 and 2001. Astoria Generating Station employs a once-through cooling system that is responsible for entraining nearly 630 million fish eggs and larvae each year, and impinging another 3 million adult and juvenile fish.

Megawatts Water Withdrawn(million gallons/day) Entrainment(annual) Impingement(annual)
1,290 1,254 629,832,154 2,916,328

Permitting Status:

Astoria Generating Station's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit will expire on February 29, 2012.

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Summary:

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a 286-megawatt natural gas fired cogeneration facility located along the East River in Brooklyn. The facility, which became operational in 1996, provides power to the Consolidated Edison grid and steam to Consolidated Edison's steam heat system in Manhattan.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard facility employs a once-through cooling system that is responsible for entraining 39 million fish eggs and larvae each year.

Megawatts Water Withdrawn (million gallons/day) Entrainment (annual) Impingement (annual)
286 55 38,998,201 0

Permitting Status:

The Brooklyn Navy Yard cogeneration facility's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit will expire on August 31, 2013. East River Generating Station

Summary:

The East River Generating Station is a 317-megawatt oil and natural gas fired facility sited along the East River in Manhattan. The power station has two steam generating units that became operational in 1951 (Unit 6) and 1955 (Unit 7).

The East River station uses a once-through cooling system that is responsible for entraining 1.3 billion fish eggs and larvae each year, and impinging another 1.5 million adult and juvenile fish.

Megawatts Water Withdrawn (million gallons/day) Entrainment (annual) Impingement (annual)
317 369 1,342,191,677 1,500,873

Permitting Status:

A modification to the East River Generating Station's current State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit was issued by DEC in June, 2010. The modification required the generating station to install screens, fine mesh panels and a fish return system by the time the facility's SPDES permit expires on August 31, 2012. The permit modification did not call for closed cycle cooling.

East River Generating Station

Summary

The East River Generating Station is a 317-megawatt oil and natural gas fired facility sited along the East River in Manhattan. The power station has two steam generating units that became operational in 1951 (Unit 6) and 1955 (Unit 7).

The East River station uses a once-through cooling system that is responsible for entraining 1.3 billion fish eggs and larvae each year, and impinging another 1.5 million adult and juvenile fish.

Megawatts Water Withdrawn (million gallons/day) Entrainment (annual) Impingement (annual)
317 369 1,342,191,677 1,500,873

Permitting Status

A modification to the East River Generating Station's current State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit was issued by DEC in June, 2010. The modification required the generating station to install screens, fine mesh panels and a fish return system by the time the facility's SPDES permit expires on August 31, 2012. The permit modification did not call for closed cycle cooling.

Ravenswood Generating Station

Summary:

Ravenswood Generating Station is a 2,410-megawatt natural gas and oil fired facility sited along the East River in Queens. The facility has three steam generating units built in 1963 and 1965.The Ravenswood station uses a once-through cooling system that is responsible for entraining 200 million fish eggs and larvae each year, and impinging another 82 thousand adult and juvenile fish.

Megawatts Water Withdrawn (million gallons/day) Entrainment (annual) Impingement (annual)
2,410 1,391 199,000,000 82,303

Permitting Status:Ravenswood Generating Station's State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit will expire on April 30, 2012.