Jan. 26, 2023 By Michael Dorgan, with additional reporting by Paul Frangipane
The plan to transform the Ravenswood Generating Station into a clean energy hub has taken a big step forward with its operators announcing that they have acquired an offshore wind site to deliver power to the plant.
Representatives of Rise Light & Power, which operates the station located north of the Queensboro Bridge, made the announcement at the plant Tuesday, Jan. 24, with local leaders and environmental activists present.
Rise Light & Power officials said that the offshore site would deliver more than 1,000 megawatts of power to the plant. The Ravenswood station currently generates around 1,800 megawatts and is powered mostly by gas.