New York City’s Energy Future on Roosevelt Island’s Horizon


The Ravenswood Generating Station, just across the river from Roosevelt Island, becomes a key to New York City’s energy future with a transition to offshore wind power. The facility, long known as a significant source of pollution, will be scrubbed clean and entirely repurposed.

by David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

This story was previously reported in electrek, and we thank our reader Rose Klein for the heads up.

How Rise Light and Power Affects New York’s Energy Future

Rise Light and Power, owners of Ravenswood, submitted a proposal to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) last week.

Rise Light & Power is planning an historic, comprehensive redevelopment of its Ravenswood Generating Station to become a hub of renewable energy. If approved by our regulators, Renewable Ravenswood will help New York State and New York City achieve their nation-leading climate goals, including achieving 70 percent renewable energy by 2030.

A Renewable Ravenswood represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform New York City’s energy landscape, advance the state’s climate goals, and deliver victories for environmental justice and union labor.

Renewable Ravenswood – Rise Light and Power.

Ravenswood, the largest in the city, currently supplies 20% of New York’s power.

Changing the energy future also benefits public health because the plant’s contribution to “Asthma Alley” vanishes in the transition.

New York City is entering a new era of clean energy, as plans are underway for converting the industrial waterfront site.

This 27-acre Ravenswood hub will deliver power to one-fifth of New Yorkers. But it also creates opportunities for cost savings by taking advantage of existing electrical and physical infrastructure.

It’s an ambitious undertaking with significant potential implications for renewable sources in urban centers around the world.

The initiative could set benchmarks that carry far beyond its geographic borders.

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