503 E. 74th St, New York, NY, 10021

Upper East Side

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

Nameplate Capacity: 37 MW
Primary Fuel Type: Residual Fuel Oils
Secondary Fuel Type: Kerosene and Distillate Fuel Oils
In Operation Since: 1968

74th 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)
NA 104 66 59,814 116 1112

The 74th Street Power Station contains 2 High Electric Demand Day (HEDD) peaking turbines. The first two tables below detail dispatch and emissions data per HEDD turbine. The third table details facility wide emissions data.

74th Street Power Station, HEDD 2004 NYISO Dispatch Data
HEDD Unit Summer (kW) Winter (kW) Energy (MWh) Operating Hours Unit Size  (MW)
74 St.  GT 2 18,500 19,100 248 13 19
74 St.  GT 1 17,900 17,700 228 13 19

74th Street Power Station, HEDD 2000 E*Grid Emissions Data (pounds)
HEDD Unit NOx (#/MWh) SO2 (#/MWh) CO2 (#/MWh) NOX  Total SO2 Total CO2 Total
74 St.  GT 2 13.15 1.8 2418 3261.2 446.4 599664
74 St.  GT 1 13.15 1.8 2418 2998.2 410.4 551304

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74th Street Power Station, 2002 National Emissions Inventory (pounds)
Total Emissions 3,472,830.78
Sulfur Dioxide 1,555,400.00
Nitrogen Oxides 1,301,800.00
Carbon Monoxide 232,104.31
Primary PM10 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 176,689.54
Primary PM2.5 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles) 128,777.26
Ammonia 37,008.57
Volatile Organic Compounds 33,722.92
Nickel 3,906.71
Formaldehyde 1,527.29
Phosphorus 437.35
Toluene 286.81
Cobalt 278.31
Antimony 242.72
Acetaldehyde 215.91
Manganese 138.69
Lead 69.84
Arsenic 61.02
Naphthalene 52.30
Chromium 39.07
Selenium 31.57
Cadmium 18.39
Benzene 10.46
o-Xylene 5.03
Ethyl Benzene 2.94
Beryllium 1.28
Acenaphthene 0.96
Phenanthrene 0.48
Fluoranthene 0.21
Fluorene 0.20
Pyrene 0.19
Benz[a]Anthracene 0.17
Chrysene 0.10
Benzo[g,h,i,]Perylene 0.10
Anthracene 0.05
Xylenes (Mixture of o, m, and p Isomers) 0.03

  1. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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