Authority Approves Power Plant for New York City
The New York Power Authority is authorizing a new power plant in Queens to help feed New York City's growing need for power.
The state authority has selected Astoria Energy LLC to build a new gas-fueled plant in Queens under a 20-year contract. The decision will help make up for the loss of the Charles Poletti Power Project in Queens, which is due to close in 2010.
The power will serve government customers, including the New York City schools and hospitals, subways and commuter trains, and public housing.
Have no fear. Peter Vallone, Jr. is "on it".
Doesn't Astoria already have its fair share of power plants? I mean, why not plunk one down in the middle of Douglaston? Angry NYer agrees.
Update: Pete got fiery with the mayor today: