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Gowanus Generating Station is a fuel oil and natural gas facility consisting of 32 simple cycle combustion turbine units situated equally across four generating barges located in Gowanus Bay in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. The facility is one of the largest floating generating stations in the world. The site also includes approximately 25 acres of piers and submerged land.  The Gowanus Generating Sation is currently being expanded to provide another 100 megwatts of power, the expansion is known as the The South Pier Improvement Project (SPIP).

Nameplate Capacity: 640 MW
Primary Fuel Type: Distillate Fuel Oils and Natural Gas
Secondary Fuel Type: Kerosene and Distillate Fuel Oils
In Operation Since: 1971

Gowanus Generating 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)
2336  NA 11,307  NA 17 790

The Gowanus Generating Station contains 30 High Electric Demand Day (HEDD) turbines, all have been in service since 1971.  The first two tables below detail dispatch and emissions data per HEDD turbine. The third table details facility wide emissions data.

Gowanus Generating Station, HEDD 2004 NYISO Dispatch Data

HEDD Unit Summer (kW) Winter (kW) Energy (MWh) Operating Hours Unit Size  (MW)
Gowanus 3-7 18,100 22,800 3,930 192 20
Gowanus 3-8 18,800 23,700 3,860 182 20
Gowanus 3-6 16,600 20,800 3,290 176 20
Gowanus 3-5 18,500 22,400 3,310 162 20
Gowanus 3-1 17,300 22,500 3,190 160 20
Gowanus 3-2 16,100 20,200 2,470 136 20
Gowanus 3-4 17,900 23,700 2,400 115 20
Gowanus 4-5 15,900 19,900 1,281 72 20
Gowanus 4-8 18,600 23,100 1,490 71 20
Gowanus 4-3 15,200 21,200 1,300 71 20
Gowanus 4-2 16,500 23,400 1,420 71 20
Gowanus 3-3 14,200 20,400 1,070 62 20
Gowanus 4-6 16,400 23,000 1,191 60 20
Gowanus 4-7 16,300 22,400 1,161 60 20
Gowanus 4-4 16,800 21,600 1,130 59 20
Gowanus 4-1 16,200 22,600 860 44 20
Gowanus 2-4 18,500 24,400 9,581 447 22
Gowanus 2-5 18,000 23,500 7,550 364 22
Gowanus 2-1 17,600 21,700 6,880 350 22
Gowanus 2-8 17,100 22,800 6,710 336 22
Gowanus 2-7 17,000 22,700 6,410 323 22
Gowanus 2-6 16,300 22,300 5,600 290 22
Gowanus 2-2 15,300 20,200 4,950 279 22
Gowanus 2-3 14,200 19,500 4,300 255 22
Gowanus 1-3 17,100 23,000 3,070 153 22
Gowanus 1-8 15,800 22,600 2,590 135 22
Gowanus 1-4 17,100 22,100 2,520 129 22
Gowanus 1-2 17,100 22,200 2,360 120 22
Gowanus 1-7 17,600 23,000 2,400 118 22
Gowanus 1-5 16,500 23,000 2,030 103 22
Gowanus 1-6 17,700 21,700 2,020 103 22
Gowanus 1-1 18,900 22,900 1,680 80 22

Gowanus Generating Station, HEDD 2000 E*Grid Emissions Data (pounds)
HEDD Unit NOx (#/MWh) SO2 (#/MWh) CO2 (#/MWh) NOX  Total SO2 Total CO2 Total
Gowanus 3-7 3.11 4.43 2856 12222.3 17409.9 11224080
Gowanus 3-8 3.11 4.43 2856 12004.6 17099.8 11024160
Gowanus 3-6 3.11 4.43 2856 10231.9 14574.7 9396240
Gowanus 3-5 3.11 4.43 2856 10294.1 14663.3 9453360
Gowanus 3-1 3.11 4.43 2856 9920.9 14131.7 9110640
Gowanus 3-2 3.11 4.43 2856 7681.7 10942.1 7054320
Gowanus 3-4 3.11 4.43 2856 7464 10632 6854400
Gowanus 4-5 3.11 4.43 2856 3983.91 5674.83 3658536
Gowanus 4-8 3.11 4.43 2856 4633.9 6600.7 4255440
Gowanus 4-3 3.11 4.43 2856 4043 5759 3712800
Gowanus 4-2 3.11 4.43 2856 4416.2 6290.6 4055520
Gowanus 3-3 3.11 4.43 2856 3327.7 4740.1 3055920
Gowanus 4-6 3.11 4.43 2856 3704.01 5276.13 3401496
Gowanus 4-7 3.11 4.43 2856 3610.71 5143.23 3315816
Gowanus 4-4 3.11 4.43 2856 3514.3 5005.9 3227280
Gowanus 4-1 3.11 4.43 2856 2674.6 3809.8 2456160
Gowanus 2-4 3.11 4.43 2856 29796.91 42443.83 27363336
Gowanus 2-5 3.11 4.43 2856 23480.5 33446.5 21562800
Gowanus 2-1 3.11 4.43 2856 21396.8 30478.4 19649280
Gowanus 2-8 3.11 4.43 2856 20868.1 29725.3 19163760
Gowanus 2-7 3.11 4.43 2856 19935.1 28396.3 18306960
Gowanus 2-6 3.11 4.43 2856 17416 24808 15993600
Gowanus 2-2 3.11 4.43 2856 15394.5 21928.5 14137200
Gowanus 2-3 3.11 4.43 2856 13373 19049 12280800
Gowanus 1-3 3.11 4.43 2856 9547.7 13600.1 8767920
Gowanus 1-8 3.11 4.43 2856 8054.9 11473.7 7397040
Gowanus 1-4 3.11 4.43 2856 7837.2 11163.6 7197120
Gowanus 1-2 3.11 4.43 2856 7339.6 10454.8 6740160
Gowanus 1-7 3.11 4.43 2856 7464 10632 6854400
Gowanus 1-5 3.11 4.43 2856 6313.3 8992.9 5797680
Gowanus 1-6 3.11 4.43 2856 6282.2 8948.6 5769120
Gowanus 1-1 3.11 4.43 2856 5224.8 7442.4 4798080

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Gowanus Generating Station, 2002 National Emissions Inventory (pounds)
Total Emissions 1,443,837.68
Nitrogen Oxides 1,090,754.34
Carbon Monoxide 149,634.64
Sulfur Dioxide 149,141.32
Primary PM10 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 24,731.31
Primary PM2.5 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 24,691.71
Volatile Organic Compounds 4,725.19
Formaldehyde 99.82
Benzene 29.67
Lead 14.29
Nickel 9.02
Manganese 2.55
Phosphorus 2.25
Chromium 0.35
Naphthalene 0.26
Toluene 0.23
Antimony 0.16
Xylenes (Mixture of o, m, and p Isomers) 0.11
1,3-Butadiene 0.11
Acetaldehyde 0.07
Cobalt 0.07
Propylene Oxide 0.05
Ethyl Benzene 0.05
Selenium 0.03
Arsenic 0.03
Cadmium 0.02
Acrolein 0.01
Mercury 0.01

  1. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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