FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. PROJECTS
  2. OPERATIONS
  3. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS - AIR
  4. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS - WATER
  5. VISUAL
  6. LAND USE
  7. TRAFFIC
  8. NOISE
  9. GREEN DESIGN
  10. REGULATORY APPROVALS
  11. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

PROJECTS

  1. What is the Luyster Creek Energy Project?
  2. Who is going to develop, own and operate the Luyster Creek Energy Project?
  3. Is this Project the same as the Astoria Energy Project?
  4. Why is this Luyster Creek Energy Project needed?
  5. Why is Eastern Generation LLC doing this Project?
  6. How is this Project different from previous power infrastructure projects in Astoria?
  7. What developments in the Astoria area increase the need for upgrades at facilities such as the Astoria Generating Station?
  8. What type and size electric generating technology is proposed?
  9. What fuel will be used to generate electricity?
  10. What is the Project schedule?
  11. Who is going to pay for this Project?
  12. How will the electricity from this Project impact ConEd rates?
  13. Is the Project adding more power?
  14. Will this Project bring more jobs to Astoria?

OPERATIONS

  1. How will the Facility be used?
  2. Will there be any change in the existing operations at the Astoria Generating Station?

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS - AIR

  1. Will there be more emissions from this plant?
  2. What environmental benefits are expected?
  3. How do you know emissions benefits will be achieved?
  4. How will benefits be measured?
  5. How are the emissions reductions calculated?
  6. Will environmental performance be enforceable by a regulatory agency?
  7. Where will these environmental benefits be realized?

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS - WATER

  1. What water resource impacts are anticipated from the Project?
  2. Will water be used in the routine operations and from what source?
  3. Will there be discharges of any type into the East River?
  4. Will there be discharges of any type into the public wastewater system?
  5. Will there be any steam discharges from the Facility with any freezing impacts in the winter on roads or adjacent properties in the winter?

VISUAL

  1. What do the new unit look like?
  2. Will there be any tall stacks?
  3. Will the new unit be visible from the community?
  4. Will the new unit be visible from the waterway?
  5. Will the new unit be visible from the Manhattan waterfront?
  6. Will there be any measures taken to screen the new unit from community or water views?

LAND USE

  1. Is the Project allowed under current zoning?
  2. Will the Project comply with the City’s Waterfront Revitalization Program (WRP)?
  3. What are the immediate surrounding land uses?
  4. How close is the Project to the nearest residential housing?
  5. Will any undisturbed, undeveloped “green fields” be used for this Project?

TRAFFIC

  1. Will the Project generate any new traffic to the Astoria Generating Station site?
  2. How does traffic, including staff and deliveries, access the site of the new unit(s)?
  3. Will the Project cause a navigation hazard to air traffic at LaGuardia Airport?

NOISE

  1. What noise might result from these new unit, either from operations or new traffic?
  2. Will there be a change in noise from existing conditions, particularly in local residential neighborhoods?

GREEN DESIGN

  1. Will the Project incorporate any green design features into the facility?
  2. Will the Project include any other energy conservation and renewable activities?

REGULATORY APPROVALS

  1. What approvals will be required and by what agencies?
  2. What is the environmental review process being followed?
  3. How can the community participate in the regulatory approval process?
  4. Does the existing facility currently have all required permits and what happens to those permits if and when you receive permits for the new Facility?

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

  1. How do I stay informed?
  2. How can I reach the Project team with comments or questions?