Astoria

FUEL TYPE(S): LOW SULPHUR NO 6 FUEL OIL / NATURAL GAS
OPERATIONAL DATE: 1962
GENERATING UNITS: 5
MARKET: NY-ISO ZONE J

Astoria Generating Station is a 959 MW fuel oil and natural gas plant located in Astoria, in the Queens borough of New York City bounded by the East River and Luyster Creek. It consists of five generating units (Units 2, 3, 4, 5 and GT-1) Unit 4 was placed in mothball status in 2012. Units 2, 3, 5 and GT-1 have an aggregate average capacity rating of 957 MW. Astoria’s dispatch level is intermediate.

The plant is part of a larger complex that is comprised of approximately 300 acres, most of which is used for various utility purposes including power generation, indoor storage, oil storage, liquefied natural gas storage, vehicle storage and servicing and office space.