For more than six decades, the Danskammer Generating Station has been part of New York’s energy landscape powering our homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. Now, Danskammer Energy, LLC, plans to retire equipment and repower the facility with state-of-the-art technology. This will significantly reduce the facility’s environmental footprint and support the State’s renewable energy goals.
A Bridge to Renewables
An upgraded Danskammer is designed in anticipation of New York’s energy goals and will serve as a bridge to New York’s renewable energy future.
Today, the plant takes 11 hours to ramp up before producing any power. An upgraded facility will come online in minutes. When there is no sun or wind, a modernized Danskammer can come online quickly to provide reliable energy to the Hudson Valley.
Transition to Hydrogen Power
An upgraded Danskammer can transition to zero-emission hydrogen power when the technology is available to transport and store hydrogen.
A Reliable Energy Source
As New York moves toward renewables, it will need more quick-start plants like an upgraded Danskammer to fill in the gaps in wind and solar production (Source: NYSIO: A Grid in Transition).
Reports Findings: An upgraded Danskammer will serve as a reliable dispatchable energy source. According to NYISO, a large quantity of on-demand dispatchable resource is critical in maintaining reliability and transitioning the grid.
The Danskammer upgrade is a $500 million private investment in our community and our local workforce.
for local government and schools
An upgraded Danskammer will contribute more than $50 million in tax payments to local governments and schools during the next 15-20 years.
local union construction jobs
We are proud to partner with the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council and will use local labor during construction.
in annual local spending
We will continue to support local businesses and suppliers through local spending.
An upgraded Danskammer will be better for the environment offsetting older, dirtier facilities and out-of-state coal plants.
- The result: a reduction of regional emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2).
- An independent study found that an upgraded Danskammer will: Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 333,000 tons annually. This is equivalent to taking 70,000 cars off the road in Orange County or removing 56,000 homes from the grid.
Regional Reduction in Carbon Dioxide Emissions
reduced in regional CO2 emissions annually
Regional Reduction in Nitrogen Oxide Emissions
reduced in regional NOx emissions annually
Regional Reduction in Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
reduced in regional SO2 emissions annually
An upgraded Danskammer will lower the cost of your electric bills. The estimated cost savings for New York ratepayers is more than $50 million annually.
|New York Energy Zone||Estimated Ratepayer Savings|
|Hudson Valley||$11.1 Million|
|New York City||$23.4 Million|
|New York State||$53 Million|
Full Breakdown of Ratepayer Savings
*Based on average Location Marginal Price cost savings per ICF modeling for A10
**Based on projected energy consumption by zone as projected by NYISO in the 2019 Gold Book for 2024.