Yes, operations of the existing units at the Astoria Generating Station are projected to be reduced and one unit will be retired. The emissions from some of the existing operations will be limited with new permit caps.

The Project is expected to operate as an intermediate duty facility. It is expected that the new unit will typically run during the workday and more frequently during the summer cooling season. The new unit will also be available to rapidly start and quickly respond to changes in the electric system providing fast response typically unavailable from larger facilities.

Yes. The existing units at the Gowanus Generating Station as well as those atEastern Generation LLC’s Narrows facilities (located nearby at 53rd Street at the waterfront in Brooklyn) and its Astoria Generating Station in Queens are projected to run less frequently. It is anticipated that other facilities, not owned byEastern Generation LLC, will also run less frequently as a result of the higher efficiency of the new units.

The new units are “peaking” turbines, used when the electric generation system requires additional capacity. They will typically run during the workday and more frequently during the summer cooling season. They are also available to rapidly start and quickly respond to changes in the electric system providing fast response typically unavailable from larger facilities.