Coal-fired Plants in the USA - New York
Beebee
Location: NY
Operator: Rochester Gas & Electric Co
Configuration: 15 units, 394 MW
Operation: 1927-1957 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Beebee was built on a 18.3ac downtown site at the base of Rochester's High Falls on the Genesee River. The generating units were retired from 1984-1999.For a time, there was discussion of adaptive reuse of some of the buildings, but, in the end, the plant was released for demolition. Beebee Station was named for former RG&E chairman, Alexander Beebee.

Photograph courtesy of www.rochesterdowntown.com
Posted 21 Dec 2014

Black River
Location: NY
Operator: ReEnergy Holdings LLCC
Configuration: 1 X 60 MW CHP
Fuel: anthracite, bituminous coal, wood
Operation: 1990 (deactivated)
Boiler supplier: Pyropower
T/G supplier: Dresser
EPC: Duke, J A Jones
Quick facts: This CFB plant was developed by Fort Drum Cogeneration Partners to sell steam to the Fort Drum Army base and electricity on the open market. The original contract with Fort Drum required co-firing of wood waste. Coal use is about 200,000 tpy and wood use is about 10,000 tpy. The plant also sold power to Select Energy Inc and was acquired by Energy Investor Funds in Jun 2004. The plant was mothballed early in 2010 and later sold to ReEnergy Holdings.

Photograph courtesy of Energy Investor Funds LLC
Posted 12 Nov 2005

Cayuga
Location: NY
Operator: Riesling Power LLC
Configuration: 1 X 160 MW, 1 X 167 MW
Operation: 1955-1958
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: WH, GE
EPC: Gilbert
Quick facts: The Miliken plant on Cayuga Lake in Lansing was built by New York State Electric & Gas. In the late 1990s, the units were retrofit with formic acid-enhanced FGD systems from Saarberg-Hölter Umwelttechnik GmbH and several systems to reduce NOX emissions. MIliken was acquired by a subsidiary of AES Corp in May 1999 along with other NYSEG assets. The operating company filed for bankruptcy at the end of Dec 2011 and the plant was taken over by bondholders in Jul 2012 and and sold on to Riesling Power LLC in May 2016.

Photograph by Elaina McCartney and courtesy of www.newenergychoiuces.org
Posted 4 Jul 2012

Danskammer Point
Location: NY
Operator: Mercuria Energy America
Configuration: 2 X 72 MW, 1 X 147 MW, 1 X 239 MW
Operation: 1951-1967
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Burns & Roe, Stone & Webster, J A Jones
Quick facts: Danskammer is on the Hudson River in Newburgh, adjacent to the Roseton GS. The site was developed and operated for many years as a coal-fired station by Central Hudson Gas & Electric. In 2001, Danskammer was sold to Dynegy. The plant was rendered inoperable by Hurricane Sandy, and acquired by Helios Power Capital LLC out of bankruptcy in Nov 2013. Danskammer was sold on to Mercuria Energy America in Jun 2014 and fully re-started on natural gas in Jan 2015.

Photograph by Daniel Case (wikimedia)
Re-posted 2 Dec 2015

Dunkirk
Location: NY
Operator: NRG Energy Inc
Configuration: 2 X 96 MW, 2 X 218 MW
Operation: 1950-1960
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Niagara Mohawk Power, S&W
Quick facts: Dunkirk PS is on a peninsula on the southeast shore of Lake Erie. The plant was acquired from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp as part of an agreement reached in Dec 1998. Between 2003 and 2006, NRG converted Dunkirk to 100% PRB coal. Baghouses were added in 2009. Dunkirk was deactivated in Jan 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Niagara Mohawk Power Co
Posted 31 May 2013

AES Greenidge
Location: NY
Operator: AES Corp
Configuration: 2 X 20 MW, 1 X 50 MW, 1 X 113 MW
Operation: 1938-1953 (ret)
Fuel: coal, wood
Boiler supplier: FW, B&W, CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Gilbert
Quick facts: Greenidge near Dresden was acquired from New York State Electric & Gas in May 1999. A variety of major modifications were implemented and/or planned at Greenidge including wood cofiring, natural gas reburn, and advanced CFB repowering. Testing of the wood co-firing scheme began in Oct 1994 and was unusual in that the wood was prepared and blown into the Unit-4 T-fired boiler. Up to 10% of heat input was from wood waste. The first two sets were retired in 1985 and the last unit was closed in 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 21 Jun 2006

Huntley
Location: NY
Operator: NRG Energy Inc
Configuration: 2 X 100 MW, 2 X 218 MW
Operation: 1953-1958 (ret)
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W, CE
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: Niagara Mohawk Power
Quick facts: Huntley PS in Tonawanda was acquired from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp as part of an agreement reached in Dec 1998. Units 1&2 were retired in 2005, Units 3&4 were retired in 2007. Between 2003 and 2006, NRG converted Huntley 67&68 to 100% PRB coal. Baghouses were added in 2008. The last two units closed on 1 Mar 2016.

Photograph by Nathan Cook and courtesy of isledegrande.com
Posted 15 Nov 2006

Russell
Location: NY
Operator: Rochester Gas & Electric Co
Configuration: 1 X 46 MW, 2 X 63 MW, 1 X 82 MW
Operation: 1949-1957 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Gilbert
Quick facts: Russell PS was closed in 2008 The first unit was dedicated in 1948 on a 124ac site. It cost $27mn. The plant was after named afte Herman Russell, RG&E company president from 1929-1946. Russel was the company's largest generating plant unitl Ginna NPP went onine in 1970.

Photograph courtesy of innovationtrail.org
Posted 1 Mar 2014

Samuel A Carlson
Location: NY
Operator: Jamestown Board of Public Utilities
Configuration: 1 X 29 MW, 1 X 25 MW CHP
Operation: 1949-1957
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Erie
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: A 43-MW topping gas turbine was added in 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Jamestown BPU
Posted 11 Jan 2002

Sherman Creek
Location: NY
Operator: Upstate New York Power Producers
Configuration: 3 X 15 MW, 2 X 22 MW, 2 X 30 MW, 2 X 50 MW
Operation: 1913-1947 (ret)
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: Westinghouse Parsons, Westinghouse
Quick facts: This plant was built by  United Light and Power Co, a former Westinghouse holding, on a 2ac site on West 201st Street, where Sherman Creek meets the Harlem River. The first $6mn phase (3 X 15 MW) was opened in Jan 1914 after about 9yrs of construction, reputed to be the largest and most modern thermal power plant in the world. The stacks were 325ft tall. The plant ultimately passed to Con Ed who agreed to shut it down in 1966 and finally closed it in 1970. It was not demolished until 1997, nearly 100yrs after construction started in 1904. Image dates to 1937.

Photograph courtesy of myinwood.net
Posted 9 Oct 2015

Somerset
Location: NY
Operator: Riesling Power LLC
Configuration: 1 X 675 MW
Operation: 1984
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: This is the largest and most modern coal-fired generating station in New York. The plant was built by New York State Electric & Gas Co and formerly known as Kintigh. AES Corp acquired the facility in May 1999 and in the following month, B&W completed the first large coal-fired SCR retrofit in the USA at the site. The plant was taken over by bondholders in Jul 2012 and sold on to Riesling Power LLC in May 2016.

Photograph courtesy of New York State Dept of Environmental Conservation
Posted 29 July 2006

AES Westover
Location: NY
Operator: AES Corp
Configuration: 1 X 44 MW, 1 X 75 MW
Operation: 1943-1951 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW, CE
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Gilbert
Quick facts: This is the former Goudey power plant built by New York State Electric & Gas Co and acquired by AES in May 1999. NYSEG's first corporate predecessor was Ithaca Gas Light Co, incorporated in October 1852. A year later, Ithaca had its first coal-gas lamps. The first unit at Goudey was built in 1917.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Posted 3 Mar 2007

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 28-May-2016

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