The Astoria Generating Company, L.P, an Eastern Generation LLC is proposing to enhance the Astoria Generating Station with the addition of approximately 400 megawatts (MW) of new cleaner state-of-the-art electric generation while reducing emissions. The Luyster Creek Energy Project will be a highly efficient, state-of-the-art combined cycle facility that operates primarily on natural gas. The facility will have limited use of oil as a backup fuel for system reliability. As part of the project, Eastern Generation LLC will retire one of the units and limit the emissions from other units.

The Luyster Creek Energy Project is designed to meet the current and future increasing demands for electricity in the local area and within New York City and will help maintain in-city generation requirements for overall system reliability. Environmental benefits will result from commitments made by Astoria Generating Company to achieve environmental improvements through measures scoped and implemented in cooperation with the community and stakeholders.