1-11 Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201

DUMBO / Brooklyn Navy Yard

"EJ peaker" "NYC energy" "most polluting" "power plant"

Nameplate Capacity: 49 MW
Primary Fuel Type: Residual Fuel Oils
In Operation Since: 1951, additional turbines installed in 1970, original turbine retired in 2004

Hudson Ave. Power Station, 2005 Facility Fuel Use & Emissions Data[1] 

Natural Gas
(million ft3)
Kerosene
(1000 gal)
Distillate
(1000 gal)
No. 6 oil
(1000 gal)
PM Total
(tons)
NOx
(tons)
NA 347 1 31,153 63 646

The Hudson Ave. Power Station contains 3 High Electric Demand Day (HEDD) peaking turbines; each has been in operation since 1970. The first two tables below detail dispatch and emissions data per HEDD turbine. The third table details facility wide emissions data.

Hudson Ave. Power Station, HEDD 2004 NYISO Dispatch Data
HEDD Unit Summer (kW) Winter (kW) Energy (MWh) Operating Hours Unit Size  (MW)
Hudson Ave 5 12,900 17,300 1,159 77 16
Hudson Ave 4 12,200 15,900 1,012 72 16
Hudson Ave 3 13,700 15,400 105 7 16


Hudson Ave. Power Station, HEDD 2000 E*Grid Emissions Data (pounds)

HEDD Unit NOx (#/MWh) SO2 (#/MWh) CO2 (#/MWh) NOX  Total SO2 Total CO2 Total
Hudson Ave 5 7.38 1.01 1357 8553.42 1170.59 1572763
Hudson Ave 4 7.38 1.01 1357 7468.56 1022.12 1373284
Hudson Ave 3 7.38 1.01 1357 774.9 106.05 14248


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Hudson Ave. Power Station, 2002 National Emissions Inventory (pounds)
Total Emissions 4,103,373.96
Sulfur Dioxide 1,799,907.75
Nitrogen Oxides 1,735,746.52
Carbon Monoxide 207,760.58
Primary PM10 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 153,949.62
Primary PM2.5 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 134,168.25
Volatile Organic Compounds 33,787.70
Ammonia 31,890.24
Nickel 3,368.99
Formaldehyde 1,329.42
Phosphorus 377.33
Toluene 247.12
Cobalt 239.93
Antimony 209.24
Manganese 119.91
Lead 62.21
Arsenic 52.61
Naphthalene 45.06
Chromium 33.71
Selenium 27.22
Cadmium 15.86
Benzene 12.86
Methyl Chloroform 9.39
o-Xylene 4.34
Ethyl Benzene 2.52
Hexane 2.33
Beryllium 1.10
Acenaphthene 0.84
Phenanthrene 0.41
Fluoranthene 0.19
Fluorene 0.16
Pyrene 0.16
Benz[a]Anthracene 0.15
Chrysene 0.08
Benzo[g,h,i,]Perylene 0.08
Anthracene 0.04
1,3-Butadiene 0.02
Xylenes (Mixture of o, m, and p Isomers) 0.01
  1. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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