$983m Queens power plant light years ahead of its time.The construction of one of New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of City's largest power plants in more than 25 years has begun in Astoria.
The $983-million Astoria Energy power plant will use state-of-the-art, natural gas, combined cycle A combined cycle is characteristic of a power producing engine or plant that employs more than one thermodynamic cycle. Heat engines are only able to use a portion of the energy their fuel generates (usually less than 50%). The remaining heat from combustion is generally wasted. gas turbines to produce 500 megawatts of electricity in its first phase, which represents approximately 5% of the city's peak power requirements. Commercial operation is projected for April, 2006.
"The new Astoria Energy plant will use smart, environmentally-responsible technology to meet New York City's current and growing energy demands," said Gov. George E. Pataki.
"This new plant will ease constraints on New York's overloaded o·ver·load
tr.v. o·ver·load·ed, o·ver·load·ing, o·ver·loads
To load too heavily.
An excessive load.
Adj. 1. system, help to control energy prices, and simultaneously address important environmental issues that relate to power production."
This environmentally progressive project is located on a 23-acre site in northwest Queens, which for the past 50 years served as an oil storage and distribution facility.
It also is approximately 3,000 feet from the Astoria substation complex owned by Consolidated Edison This article is about the utility company in New York. For ComEd in Illinois, see Commonwealth Edison.
Consolidated Edison, Inc. NYSE: ED is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the United States. Company of New York to which the new plant will interconnect for transmission of the electricity that it will generate.
The financial closing announced today will cover the first 500 MW of generating capacity.
SCS Energy LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control has been the lead developer of the Astoria Energy project since its inception in 1999.
Astoria Energy selected Stone & Webster, Inc. as the Project's Engineering, Procurement and Construction The introduction to this article is vague. To comply with Wikipedia's guidelines, it should be improved. contractor.
A subsidiary of The Shaw Group, Inc. Stone & Webster is a full service engineering and construction company with over 100 years of experience, including the construction of power projects totaling 200,000 MWs.