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Eastern Generation plans 350 MW of battery storage for New York City

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Independent power producer Eastern Generation said it plans to retire oil-burning peaker plants and build battery storage projects providing over 350 MW of storage capacity at three existing generating stations in New York City.

“Eastern Generation is well positioned to assist in the transition to a carbon free future, while continuing to provide a safe and reliable electric system,” Mark Sudbey, Eastern Generation’s CEO, said in a Dec. 16 statement.

“We are prepared to help meet zero carbon goals,” he said, adding “our actions today are part of this larger effort as we look at our existing sites and beyond to help reimagine a safe, reliable power supply.”

The company owns electric generating stations that account for nearly 18% of New York City’s power generation capacity, according to the statement.

The first storage project, which filed for authorization at the New York Public Service Commission, is planned to be located at the Astoria Generating Station and will provide 135 MW of energy storage.

Eastern Generation also said that it is withdrawing an application previously submitted to the New York State Siting Board to repower the Gowanus Generating Station on the Brooklyn waterfront with new gas turbines so that it may effectively proceed with energy storage development at the site.

[Jared Anderson]

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