About Danskammer Energy

For more than six decades, the Danskammer Generating Station has been part of New York’s energy landscape, as well as the Town of Newburgh’s economy and community. Danskammer has been producing electricity to meet the energy demands of our communities; powering our homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses.

We are proud of our mission and our people. Danskammer employs approximately 40 local employees with good paying jobs and has an annual payroll of $5 million. Additionally, Danskammer spends approximately $12 million annually in the local community on goods and services.

Danskammer Energy, LLC is a leader in the energy industry that has an established track record of success developing and managing energy production resources.

History

1947

Central Hudson installs power lines.

1949

Ground is broken on the Danskammer Generating Station

Fall 1949

Clearing and grubbing.

1950

Coal conveyor belts are built.

1951

The Danskammer Generating Station is opened and produces power for the first time.

1954-1965

Units 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are completed and come online. Units 5 & 6 are the emergency generators, added sometime after the first blackout in the mid 1960s.

Danskammer Energy

2014

After Hurricane Sandy, the plant is renovated and reopened. Danskammer permanently ceases the use of coal and relies on natural gas for its energy production.

2019-2020

Danskammer seeks to modernize its facilities and retire old units. The Danskammer Energy Center will greatly reduce emmissions and provide reliable energy to the Lower Hudson Valley.