In 1909, the Transit Development Company, a New York City entity that provided the power necessary to operate the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (later known as the BMT subway), completed a new powerhouse at in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn at 500 Kent Avenue, and bordering Division Avenue, on the Wallabout Channel.  It later came to be known as the Kent Avenue power station.

Consolidated Edison Kent Avenue Powerhouse – Brooklyn

It operated nine Westinghouse steam turbine generators, later adding units in 1915, and in 1920, when an “Annex” station was built, and in 1936 when a second enlargement of the station was completed.  In 1959, Con Edison purchased the Kent Avenue Station, and added two high voltage, 25-cycle tie feeders to improve electrical reliability to the BMT subway system.  The Kent Avenue Power House ceased operation during the 1960’a, but continued to operate as a power distribution point until 1999 when it had completely shut its doors and closed.  The station was ultimately demolished in 2008, requiring soil remediation of environmental toxins including asbestos, lead paint and other toxins.

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