Also in 1998, Consolidated Edison, Inc. acquired Orange & Rockland Utilities, which is operated separately. For the past two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of digitizing our photographs of the construction of the 74th Street Power Station located on the East River between 74th and 75th Streets. In this proceeding, environmental permit information is contained in the Article X application filing, the stipulation of studies to be undertaken by the Applicant, the draft permits and attendant information required by the Department. Under the Applicant's proposal, issues found by the DEC ALJ to be adjudicable, such as the sufficiency of the Applicant's Part 231 alternative sites analysis, would be adjudicated with the consent of the Applicant notwithstanding the Applicant's pending appeal before the Commissioner seeking to exclude such issues from adjudication. PSL Article X directs the presiding examiner to issue an order identifying the issues to be addressed at the PSL Article X hearing. Id. Supervisor, East River Generating Station Con Edison. At the end of the contract, 174 Power Global will dispatch power into the grid. by Stern Energy & Infrastructure Club. [citation needed]. Under the Department's permit hearing procedures, an issue is adjudicable if "it is raised by a potential party and is both substantive and significant." CB3/EREC contends that not only would the proposal transfer electric and steam generating capacity from the Waterside Station, but the expansion at the East River Complex would also reduce steam production and the associated air emissions at Con Edison's other steam generating facilities on the Upper East … Date: 1926/1950s. [2] The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through its subsidiaries: In 2015, electric revenues accounted for 70.35% of consolidated sales (70.55% in 2014); gas revenues 13.61% (14.96% in 2014); steam revenues 5.01% (4.86% in 2014); and non-utility revenues of 11.02% (9.63 in 2014%).[3]. [12], The Con Edison gas system has nearly 7,200 miles (11,600 km) of pipes—if laid end to end, long enough to reach Paris and back to New York City, and serves Westchester County, the Bronx, Manhattan and parts of Queens. Gas service in Brooklyn, Staten Island and the rest of Queens is provided by National Grid USA's New York City operations, with the exception of the Rockaway peninsula, which is serviced by National Grid's Long Island operations. This interim decision relates to appeals from the issues ruling of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Daniel P. O'Connell rendered on March 15, 2001. Registered. Railroad Construction Co. is working on a project to relocate existing mechanical and electrical components at the Con Edison East River Generating Station. The emission rates for the other projects referred to by Petitioners is determined by the less stringent Best Available Control Technology ("BACT") of the PSD attainment regulations. This interim decision will address the appeals involving issues which arise within the context of federally delegated or approved environmental permitting authority to the Department as addressed by ALJ O'Connell in his ruling. Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. is comprised of three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Con Edison Energy, Con Edison Solutions, and Con Edison Development. 97-F-1563, June 15, 2000. Department Staff also opined that an environmental justice analysis as to alternative sites would be inappropriate, noting that the environmental justice analysis is limited to the Prevention of Significant Deterioration ("PSD") permit process. The FBI had two retired Con Edison employees and the president of the construction company wear recording devices that recorded the suspects demanding bribes of between $1000 to $5000. Water for steam production and other uses will be supplied by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations. View Map. An amendment to Part 124 which finds that adjudicatory hearings for NPDES permits are "unnecessary" [65 FR 30896] cannot be reasonably interpreted to mean that adjudicatory hearings for PSD permits are now necessary, particularly when adjudicatory hearings had been prohibited in the past. It operates one (1) 1930 MMBtu/hr boiler, one (1) 1982 MMBtu/hr boiler, ten (10) 180 MMBtu/hr boilers(192MMBtu/hr when natural gas fired) and two (2) truncated combined cycle combustion turbine units(2054 MMBtu/hr)with heat recovery steam generators(1332MMBtu/hr). Address: East 14th Street. Only those issues necessary to decide whether the Applicant has met its burden of proof are adjudicated, and the Department's issues conference is the primary method for defining the environmental permitting issues in need of adjudication. Petitioners' appeal at 2-9. Con Edison today is the result of acquisitions, dissolutions and mergers of more than 170 individual electric, gas and steam companies. The ALJ ruled that the air emissions from Boilers 60 and 70 were "not part of, and therefore not relevant to, the Applicant's pending air permit applications or the related PSL Article X certificate application." Shawville. Although I find no basis to disrupt the adjudication of issues that the ALJ found warranted adjudication, I disagree that issues the ALJ held to be adjudicable and which are the subject of appeals to the Commissioner can be adjudicated under the premise that should the Commissioner decide the issue was not adjudicable, the record of the matter already adjudicated is then stricken. See, ALJ Ruling at 22-25; see also Application, Chapter 4, Description and Evaluation of Reasonable Alternatives to the Project; Application, Appendix L-Air Permit Application, L-F Environmental and Social Benefits Analysis. _____________/s/_____________ In such a case, it would be a disservice to the applicant and the public at large to proceed any further with time consuming and costly litigation. The special fuel limitation granted Con Ed for their Ravenswood facility to burn 1.5% sulfur content oil was a prerequisite to a coal conversion application filed subsequently by Con Edison. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. ConEd Solutions is a member of Real Estate Board of New York. A key part of Con Ed’s water withdrawal permit application is its Water Conservation Program Form (“WCPF”). [16] Examples of such resources include: Con Edison contributes substantial funding and volunteer hours to many non-profit organizations and learning centers including New York Botanical Garden, Hudson Valley Groundworks Science Barge, Teatown Reservation, Jay Heritage Center, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Matter of Adirondack Fish Culture Station, Interim Decision of the Commissioner, August 19, 1999, p. 8, citing In the Matter of AKZO Nobel Salt Inc., Interim Decision of the Commissioner, January 31, 1996. Through this program, Con Edison pays customers to charge their vehicles when energy demand is low.[11]. The New York State Department of Public Service staff ("NYSDPS staff") filed an appeal to the Siting Board opposing the Presiding Examiners' ruling holding that health risk issues should be joined in the Article X proceeding, as did the Staff of the Department. 6 NYCRR 624.5(b)(1)(v), 624.5(b)(2)(i). The ALJ's issues ruling arises from an application before the New York State of Environmental Conservation ("Department" or "DEC") for certain environmental permits sought by Consolidated Edisons ("Con Edison" or "Applicant") as part of its application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need pursuant to Article X of the Public Service Law ("PSL"). In full operation, the units produce approximately 350 megawatts of electricity. The East River Generating Station is a 43,000-square-foot, 660-megawatt oil and natural gas-fired power plant located along the East River at 14th Street in Lower Manhattan. See Matter of Akzo Nobel Salt, Inc., Interim Decision of the Commissioner, January 31, 1996; 6 NYCRR 624.4(c)(4). Feb 29, 2012 - Con Edison field, across the street from the East River Generating station. The utility said that the battery units that will be located at the East River Energy Storage System site in Astoria will produce no emissions. DEC Response at 12-13. Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison), East River Repowering Project (ERRP) Station located in Manhattan, East 14th Street, New York. (3) a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit pursuant to The company built two more reactors at Indian Point during the 1970s: Indian Point 2 and 3. Ruling at 36. Robert Sanchez, president and CEO, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. Mark Noyes, president and CEO, Con Edison Energy, Con Edison Development, and Con Edison Solutions, Joseph P. Oates, president and CEO, Con Edison Transmission, Robert N. Hoglund, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Jeanmarie Schieler, vice president and corporate secretary, Nancy Shannon, vice president, human Resources, Robert Muccilo, vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, Yukari Saegusa, vice president and treasurer, Elizabeth D. Moore, senior vice president and general counsel, Scott Sanders, vice president, Business Finance, During the storm, Con Edison used social media to get outage and restoration information out to customers. In a letter received by the DEC, dated March 23, 2000, USEPA Region 2 stated, "Pursuant to Executive Order 12898, the [PSD permit] applicant should perform an environmental justice analysis as part of the PSD application in order to assess whether there is a disproportionately high and adverse impact on minority or low-income communities." Job Info. Jan 2010 – Dec 2013 4 years. See Matter of Bonded Concrete, Inc., Interim Decision of the Commissioner, June 4, 1990. pursuant to ECL Article 19, and 6 NYCRR Part 201 and Subpart 231-2, and It is also claims to have the most up-to-date emissions control technology. [55], "ConEd" redirects here. Sr. The resulting PSD permit is a federally enforceable permit. at 12-13. Today, Con Edison operates the largest commercial steam system in the world, providing steam service to nearly 1,600 commercial and residential establishments in Manhattan from Battery Park to 96th Street.[5]. At Consolidated Edison Co of NY Inc’s East River Generating Station, recovering from “Superstorm Sandy” offers some lessons learned and new practices for resiliency. Petitioners contend further that the ALJ erred by not finding that control measures for Boilers 60 and 70 and associated Stacks 3 and 4 constituted an adjudicable issue. Existing East River generating station located at 14th Street and Avenue C : Proposed by: Consolidated Edison Co., of New York, Inc. View all Case Related Commission Documents for this Case; Schedule: Commercial operation began in April 2005. 99-F-1314. Image of architecture, america, skyline - 62161384 [10], To support electric vehicles, Con Edison partnered with the company FleetCarma to provide $500 in rewards to owners of electric vehicles in New York City and Westchester County, New York. Manhattan Circumnavigation: Mile 13.5 See Air Guide-26 at 4. Nearly 36,000 miles (58,000 km) of overhead electric wires complement the underground system—enough cable to stretch between New York and Los Angeles 13 times. AR 171. The years that followed brought further amalgamations as Consolidated Edison acquired or merged with more than a dozen companies between 1936 and 1960. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through two regulated utility subsidiaries and three competitive energy businesses. Construction Manager at Con Edison Bronx, New York 69 connections. Con Edison has a system of five screens with fine mesh panels to filter fish, eggs and larvae from the cooling water intake at the East River Generating Station in Manhattan. Completed in 1900, the Waterside Generating Station produced both electricity and steam. Ruling at 21-22. An applicant cannot propose adjudication of an issue that it is seeking to exclude from adjudication in an appeal pending before the Commissioner, and simultaneously preserve a right to reverse course and strike testimony and portions of the record relevant to that issue as if it never existed should the Commissioner render a ruling in the Applicant's favor. An Order on Rehearing was issued on April 18, 2002. As a result, a 4-inch (10 cm) hole was plugged. Thus, the burden on the intervening party in instances where Department Staff and the applicant agree on the terms and conditions of the permit is not a superficial one. Photo about The East Village and the Con Edison East River generating station in New York City. Consolidated Edison acquired land on the Hudson River in Buchanan, NY, in 1954 for the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The Department's standards for deciding what issues should be joined for adjudication are well settled. According to the ConEd website, “The repowering of Con Edison’s East River generating station was undertaken to enhance an already environmentally beneficial steam system, and is capable of producing 3.2 million pounds of steam per hour.” IC at 172-173. See Matter of the Applications of Con Edison regarding Ravenswood Unit 3 and Arthur Kill Units 2 and 3, 1983 WL 166627 (September 14, 1983). Abstract: This paper deals with the design and operating characteristics of the East River Generating Station of the New York Edison Company. 1988)(court upheld burden imposed on potential interveners and further upheld the Commissioner's determination to exclude certain issues from adjudication). CB3/EREC contends in its appeal that the Applicant underestimated the PM emission rate for the repowering project and that the issue requires further inquiry. See In the Matter of Sithe/Independence Power Partners, L.P., Interim Decision of the Commissioner, November 9, 1992. Additionally, as proposed by the Applicant and as adopted by the ALJ, any subsequent Commissioner's decision on the appeal of the issues ruling holding that the issue not be adjudicated would be clarified or corrected by a motion to strike the examined testimony. [48], In March 2002, Fortune magazine named the company as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" in the publication's newest corporate ranking survey. This principle is required to preserve the basic fairness of the Department's hearing process and to assure administrative efficiency. Following below is a discussion of the issues proposed for adjudication by Petitioners but rejected by the DEC ALJ. 5027 River Rd Mount Bethal, PA 18343. Reliance on minimizing aesthetic impacts as a basis to reduce a stack less than GEP height due to visual impacts concerns is not unprecedented. See Con Edison appeal at 1. Oct 27, 2020. It burns natural gas and oil to produce electricity, and is located in the vibrant East Village. The analysis demonstrated that the project would have insignificant impacts and would also result in a net air quality benefit in the non-attainment area surrounding the community. Collectively, our energy services and energy assets, owned and/or managed, span the U.S. (2) Replies to the appeals were filed by Con Edison, the Petitioners and NYSDEC Staff on April 4, 2001. Petitioners appeal the portion of the Presiding Examiners' ruling to the Siting Board which rejected additional control measures on certain boilers, environmental justice and noise issues. Con Edison has a system of five screens with fine mesh panels to filter fish, fish eggs and larvae from the cooling water intake at the East River Generating Station in Manhattan. Books. It found the most significant climate-driven risks to Con Edison’s systems include sea level rise, coastal storm surge, inland flooding from intense rainfall, hurricane-strength winds, and extreme heat. See id. Producing 30 billion pounds of steam per year, it is the largest district … The company has two 345 kV interconnections with upstate New York that enable it to import power from Hydro-Québec in Canada and one 345 kV interconnection each with Public Service Electric and Gas in New Jersey and Long Island. 801 E 14th St, New York, NY 10009, United States. I don't remember there being grass when I played little league there. Consistent with DEC's Air Guide-26, which sanctions a case-by-case approach, the results of the cavity analysis show that a downwash effect would not occur with the existing stacks at their current height and Petitioners do not contest those results. 6 NYCRR Part 624, Introduction, note. All other matters raised in the appeals are before the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (the "Siting Board" or "Board") concerning the PSL Article X application, PSC Case No. See Matter of Citizens For Clean Air v. New York State Dep't of Envt'l Conservation, 135 A.D.2d 256, 260-261 (3d Dept. Due to the Board of Aldermen's authority to grant franchises in the City of New York in the early to mid 1800s, interaction with Tammany Hall was required to expand business. the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) Albany, New York 12233-1010, Applications for: (1) a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit Con Edison Repowering Project Will Lower Overall Emissions From East River Plant PDF Version NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED) announced today that the repowering of the East River Generating Station is expected to result in an overall decrease in emissions from the power plant. Lombardi was a member of a team that found eggs and larvae have higher survival rates passing through the cooling system and being channeled back into the river as opposed to being removed by the screens. Try Prime Cart. See Air Guide-26 at 4. A former Con Edison building on West 53rd Street in Manhattan was converted first into the studio for the television game show Let's Make a Deal, and later into a recording studio called "The Power Station" because of its Edison history. 6 NYCRR 624.4(b). Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) will hold the second in a series of public awareness forums on its plan to repower its East River generating station located at East 14th Street and Avenue D in Manhattan. Here, the Applicant has chosen to use the ERCs available from three of their facilities for their net quality air benefit demonstration; 6 NYCRR Part 231-2 does not prescribe the specific offsetting sources. The ALJ thoroughly addressed this proposed issue. The New York Steam Company began providing service in lower Manhattan in 1882. Grand Central Terminal, for example, is heated with Steam provided by Con Ed, and also cooled by this steam via a chemical reaction between the steam and lithium bromide within a conversion plant located under the … [6] Entergy acquired Indian Point 2 in November 2000,[7] nine months after a steam generator leak. Construction of the 74th Street Power Station. In sum, I find the ALJ's interpretation of Air Guide-26 rational and agree with his conclusion that no adjudicable issue as to GEP stack heights was raised. 50 Wolf Road Similarly, 6 NYCRR 624.4(b)(5) instructs the DEC associate examiner to rule on requests for full party status and to determine which issues satisfy the requirements for adjudication of issues as set forth in 624.4(c). The first reactor (Indian Point 1) began generating power on September 16, 1962. Con Edison will get the revenue from the sales during the contract term. 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