31-01 20th Avenue, Astoria, Queens, 11105

Astoria

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

Nameplate Capacity: 743 MW
Primary Fuel Type: Natural Gas and Kerosene
Secondary Fuel Type: Kerosene
In Operation Since: 1970

Astoria Gas Turbine Power Plant, 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)
4853 3568  NA  NA 19 1360

The Astoria Gas Turbine Power Plant contains 19 High Electric Demand Day (HEDD) peaking turbines. The first two tables below detail dispatch and emissions data per HEDD turbine. Note that HEDD Units 5,7,8,10,11,12 and 13 use kerosene as their primary fuel source. The third table details facility wide emissions data. 

Astoria Gas Turbine Power Plant, HEDD 2004 NYISO Dispatch Data
HEDD Unit Summer (kW) Winter (kW) Energy (MWh) Operating Hours Unit Size  (MW)
Astoria GT 2-1 38,300 46,700 27,907 657 47
Astoria GT 2-2 40,400 47,300 24,606 561 47
Astoria GT 4-1 40,600 47,600 22,989 521 47
Astoria GT 2-3 39,200 47,200 22,418 519 47
Astoria GT 4-2 39,400 47,400 20,952 483 47
Astoria GT 4-3 39,100 48,300 19,561 448 47
Astoria GT 2-4 39,000 45,800 15,978 377 47
Astoria GT 3-3 41,000 47,400 15,225 344 47
Astoria GT 4-4 40,800 49,200 13,490 300 47
Astoria GT 3-1 39,200 46,800 12,867 299 47
Astoria GT 3-4 41,000 47,500 13,215 299 47
Astoria GT 3-2 41,500 48,400 9,516 212 47
Astoria GT 08 12,700 16,700 3,073 209 19
Astoria GT 07 13,500 16,400 2,695 180 19
Astoria GT 05 12,300 15,500 1,598 115 19
Astoria GT 10         21
Astoria GT 11         21
Astoria GT 12         21
Astoria GT 13         21

Astoria Gas Turbine Power Plant, HEDD 2000 E*Grid Emissions Data
(pounds)
HEDD Unit NOx (#/MWh) SO2 (#/MWh) CO2 (#/MWh) NOX  Total SO2 Total CO2 Total
Astoria GT 2-1 2.24 0.88 1910 62511.68 24558.16 53302370
Astoria GT 2-2 2.24 0.88 1910 55117.44 21653.28 46997460
Astoria GT 4-1 2.24 0.88 1910 51495.36 20230.32 43908990
Astoria GT 2-3 2.24 0.88 1910 50216.32 19727.84 42818380
Astoria GT 4-2 2.24 0.88 1910 46932.48 18437.76 40018320
Astoria GT 4-3 2.24 0.88 1910 43816.64 17213.68 37361510
Astoria GT 2-4 2.24 0.88 1910 35790.72 14060.64 30517980
Astoria GT 3-3 2.24 0.88 1910 34104 13398 29079750
Astoria GT 4-4 2.24 0.88 1910 30217.6 11871.2 25765900
Astoria GT 3-1 2.24 0.88 1910 28822.08 11322.96 24575970
Astoria GT 3-4 2.24 0.88 1910 29601.6 11629.2 25240650
Astoria GT 3-2 2.24 0.88 1910 21315.84 8374.08 18175560
Astoria GT 08 2.24 0.88 1910 6883.52 2704.24 5869430
Astoria GT 07 2.24 0.88 1910 6036.8 2371.6 5147450
Astoria GT 05 2.24 0.88 1910 3579.52 1406.24 3052180
Astoria GT 10            
Astoria GT 11            
Astoria GT 12            
Astoria GT 13            


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Astoria Gas Turbine Power Plant, 2002 National Emissions Inventory (pounds)
Total Emissions 1,998,884.40
Nitrogen Oxides 1,658,004.10
Carbon Monoxide 245,496.23
Sulfur Dioxide 42,736.95
Primary PM10 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 19,186.82
Primary PM2.5 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 19,185.09
Primary PM (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 7,752.15
Volatile Organic Compounds 6,516.53
Xylenes (Mixture of o, m, and p Isomers) 3.13
Toluene 1.42
Formaldehyde 0.97
Nickel 0.32
Manganese 0.22
Benzene 0.14
Ethyl Benzene 0.09
Propylene Oxide 0.08
Acetaldehyde 0.04
Chromium 0.03
Phenol 0.03
Naphthalene 0.02
Mercury 0.01
Cadmium 0.01
Acrolein 0.01
Benz[a]Anthracene 0.01

 

  1. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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