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E.F. Barrett Power Station

National Grid's E. F. Barrett Power Station is a natural gas/oil-fired steam electric-generating facility located on Barnum's Channel in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County. The site contains two steam units (Units 1 and 2), which became operational in 1956 and 1963, respectively. Each unit has a nominal generating capacity of 175 megawatts (MW). In addition to the two steam units, there are 12 combustion turbines (CT), which began operation between 1970 and 1971, and can produce up to a total of 305 MW.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing a modification to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit to require the installation of a closed-cycle cooling water system at the E.F. Barrett Power Station to meet the regulatory requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 704.5. Below are documents of interest related to this project.

EF Barrett Final Draft Scope Document (PDF) (92 KB)

EF Barrett Draft SPDES Permit (PDF) (430 KB)

EF Barrett Fact Sheets (PDF) (122 KB)


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