1 Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1207

Hudson Avenue Station is a repurposed Consolidated Edison power plant in Brooklyn, New York.  On July 18, 2023, it was announced that Con Edison, operating with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, has applied to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for closure of the Hudson Avenue Generating Station facility.  It had been operating as a 90-day hazardous waste storage area under the applicable provisions of federal and state laws and regulations.  The Closure Plan outlines steps to decontaminate the storage area.

A local inventor and businessman, Thomas E. Murray, was responsible for the design and construction of Hudson Avenue Powerhouse and eight other power-generating plants in New York City.  Thomas Murray built three, then state-of-the-art power plants for United Electric Light and Power Company, including the Hudson Avenue plant, his largest plants.  The Hudson Avenue plant was completed in stages between 1924 and 1932, and was at the time the world’s most powerful steam electric station, generating 770-megawatts. It was the largest commercial steam system in the United States, and it supplied power to Queens, and Brooklyn; it also provided steam to Manhattan for heat, hot water and cooling. This process of using steam for heating and cooling with electricity as a by-product is known as cogeneration. Con Edison, in an effort to lower costs for its steam customers and reduce its steam system emissions, retired the last of its boilers by February 2011.

Consolidated Edison Hudson Avenue Powerhouse

“Hudson Avenue Generating Station of the Brooklyn [Consolidated] Edison Company seen from the air. The greatest concentration of power anywhere in the world is found in this station dedicated to the service of Brooklyn.”

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