As announced in 2007, Sunset Park will be the location for a new power plant. On Thursday, June 5 at 6 PM there will be a community-wide meeting concerning this proposed power plant project for the area. The meeting begins at 6 PM, and the offices are located at 166A 22nd Street. If childcare is needed, please call the UPROSE offices at 718-492-9307. You can also email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the October announcement about the power plant here. The first paragraph follows:
New York, NY, October 1, 2007 — Astoria Generating Company, a subsidiary of US Power Generating Company (”USPowerGen”) that owns over 20% of the generating capacity located in New York City, announced today the South Pier Improvement Project in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn, NY. The Project will update the existing 560-megawatt Gowanus Generating Station with the addition of approximately 100 to 150 megawatts of new, cleaner electric generation to help meet the need for additional capacity in the Sunset Park area and in New York City while reducing the total emissions of Astoria Generating’s power plants in Sunset Park to below current levels. “The South Pier Improvement Project is a significant investment in the environmental and energy future of the Sunset Park community, the Brooklyn waterfront and New York City,” announced Jay Worenklein, Chairman and CEO of USPowerGen. The South Pier Improvement Project is projected to produce electricity in late spring of 2010 and will cost in excess of $100 million to construct.