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500-MW Combined-Cycle
Power Plant

Why the plant was needed

Artist's rendering of NYPA's 500-megawatt combined-cycle plant under construction adjacent to the Charles Poletti Power Project in Astoria, Queens.

An artist's rendering of NYPA's 500-megawatt combined-cycle plant adjacent to the Charles Poletti Power Project in Astoria, Queens.

NYPA's 500-mw power plant is helping meet the needs of its New York City customers in the new era of electricity industry deregulation. It is also providing the additional generating capacity that NYPA is required to have within the city limits in order to continue serving these customers. In addition, the combined-cycle facility is improving the reliability of electricity supplies for New York City with a clean, efficient power source.

As a further benefit to the community surrounding the plant, NYPA is providing $50 million for local energy-efficiency and clean-energy projects. Under an historic agreement among environmental groups, the Queens borough president, the City of New York and NYPA, the Authority's former Poletti project was retired in 2010.

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