Consolidated Edison Astoria Generating Station
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Astoria Generating Station is a 1,335-megawatt natural gas and fuel oil power plant in the borough of Queens, New York City.
Formerly owned by Consolidated Edison, Astoria Generating Station was sold to Orion Power Holdings in 1999 as part of a Con Ed divestiture plan and is now owned by US Power Generating Company (USPowerGen). It is located on the Con Ed Electric Generating Complex in northwest Queens, a 300-acre site along the East River that is the center of electric generation in New York City. USPowerGen shares the property with three other tenants, including New York Power Authority and NRG Energy.
The Astoria facility has five generating units, including four large steam units that were built in the 1950s and 1960s. Three of the units are dual-fueled (natural gas and oil), while another is natural-gas fueled.
USPowerGen has plans for a repowering project at the Astoria plant that would increase its generating capacity by about 15 percent while reducing its air emissions. The plan calls for installing a state-of-the-art 410-megawatt combined-cycle generating unit, retiring one of the existing units, and capping emissions on the other three units. In addition, the new facility will not use the East River for cooling. The plant’s four primary generating units withdraw more than 1.2 billion gallons of river water per day and have been blamed for the death of millions of fish each year.
Consolidated Edison Astoria Generating Station Mesothelioma Trust Fund & Lawsuits
Mesothelioma and lung cancer victims are qualified for the following Asbestos bankruptcy trust claims if they worked at Consolidated Edison (Astoria PH): Burns & Roe, Babcock & Wilcox, Celotex, Combustion Engineering, Eagle Picher, Fibreboard, G-I Holdings, HK Porter, Keene, Owens Corning, Pittsburgh Corning, US Mineral.
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- New York Power Authority: Astoria 500 Megawatt Combined-Cycle Power Plant
- Times Ledger: Astoria Power Plant to Receive Upgrade
- Queens Chronicle: Power Station to Build New Unit
- USPowerGen: The Luyster Creek Energy Project