850 12th Ave., New York, NY

Hell's Kitchen

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

Nameplate Capacity: 17 MW
Primary Fuel Type: Residual Fuel Oils
Secondary Fuel Type: Natural Gas and Kerosene
In Operation Since: 1969

59th Street Power Station, 2005 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)
2130 249  NA 19704 46 537

The 59th St. Power Station contains one High Electric Demand Day (HEDD) peaking turbine. The first two tables below detail dispatch and emissions data per HEDD turbine. The third table details facility wide emissions data.

59th Street Power Station, HEDD 2004 NYISO Dispatch Data
Summer (kW) Winter (kW) Energy (MWh) Operating Hours
15,400 19,700 1,411 80

59th Street Power Station, HEDD 2000 E*Grid Emissions Data (pounds)
NOx (#/MWh) SO2 (#/MWh) CO2 (#/MWh) NOX  Total SO2 Total CO2 Total
13.15 1.8 2418 18554.65 2539.8 3411798

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59th Street Power Station, 2002 National Emissions Inventory (pounds)
Total Emissions 1,946,363.80
Nitrogen Oxides 887,544.00
Sulfur Dioxide 667,418.97
Carbon Monoxide 222,200.30
Primary PM10 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 74,135.98
Primary PM2.5 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 58,575.10
Ammonia 18,592.06
Volatile Organic Compounds 12,933.87
Hexane 2,558.22
Nickel 1,253.82
Formaldehyde 597.26
Phosphorus 139.90
Toluene 96.48
Cobalt 89.16
Antimony 77.60
Manganese 45.21
Lead 23.77
Arsenic 19.93
Naphthalene 17.56
Chromium 15.45
Selenium 10.13
Cadmium 8.20
Benzene 7.00
o-Xylene 1.61
Ethyl Benzene 0.94
Beryllium 0.43
Acenaphthene 0.31
Phenanthrene 0.17
Fluoranthene 0.08
Pyrene 0.07
Fluorene 0.07
Benz[a]Anthracene 0.05
Benzo[g,h,i,]Perylene 0.03
Chrysene 0.03
Anthracene 0.02
  1. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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