What developments in the Astoria area increase the need for upgrades at facilities such as the Astoria Generating Station?

Like much of the rest of New York City, the Queens and Astoria area population is growing.  According to NYC-DCP census information the population of Astoria grew by 12% from 1990 to 2000 and the population of Queens grew by 14.2% over the same period and by 2.9% from 2000 to 2008. These developments represent significant net new power requirements.

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