Thursday, April 09, 2009

TONIGHT! Update meeting on the Astoria Gas Turbine Power Facility (NRG Energy) Repowering Project

Thanks to GreenShores for alerting us to this:

There will be a community update meeting on the Astoria Gas Turbine Power Facility (NRG Energy) Repowering Project:

Thursday, April 9, 2009
7 p.m.
Riccardo's Restaurant (21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria)

After hosting their initial meeting, along with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in November 2008, NRG Energy has submitted its permit applications and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in support of this project. Currently, NYSDEC personnel are reviewing these documents before submission for public comment.

The repowering project will replace all of the existing almost 40 year-old turbines at the facility with four new turbines.

Meeting attendees will hear a short overview about the recently submitted applications and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss the project informally with NRG representatives and consultants.

ALL are welcome to attend this meeting!

For more information about this project:

Final scoping documents are available for public review at:

Queens Library, Steinway Branch: 21-45 31st Street
Queens Library, Astoria Branch: 14-01 Astoria Blvd
NYSDEC Website:


Nothing About Nothing said...

You guys should seriously start a Twitter account if you haven't already. I see all the big Brooklyn blogs have it and use it reason Astoria shouldn't be there, too.

megc said...

Thanks, NAN - it's definitely worth considering, and I will share this with the other writers. I appreciate the feedback!