The CPV Valley Energy Center is a 680 megawatt natural gas-fueled combined-cycle electric generation facility currently under construction in Wawayanda, New York. The facility’s environmentally-responsible design features highly efficient technology and state-of-the-art emissions controls, making it one of New York’s cleanest natural gas energy facilities once complete. During operations, the facility will produce enough electricity to power more than 650,000 homes, helping to meet the demand for local, reliable power in the lower Hudson Valley.
As the newest, most efficient conventional generation facility in New York, CPV Valley Energy Center will help reduce the region’s dependency on older and less efficient generators that currently meet the bulk of energy needs, thus improving the state’s environmental profile. CPV Valley’s innovative design also incorporates advanced air cooling which will conserve natural resources by reducing water use by approximately 85% compared to traditional facilities. The process water that is used will be “grey water” from Middletown’s Wastewater Treatment Facility, thereby putting a waste product to productive use while providing an additional revenue stream for the town.
Type of Facility: Highly-efficient, clean, combined-cycle (2-on-1) natural gas electric generating station.
Location: 122 Acre parcel of land off I-84, zoned mixed commercial in the Town of Wawayanda, Orange County, NY
Commercial Operation: February 2018
Nominal Capacity: 680 MW
Electrical Interconnection: NYISO Electric Zone G, NYPA’s 345kV Marcy South Line
Fuel: Natural gas (primary), Ultra low sulfur diesel (back-up)
Open Space Preservation: 87 of the 122 acres (71%) left undisturbed
Water: Incorporates air cooling and utilizes recycled greywater to minimize consumption of water resources
Air: Highly efficient technology with state-of-the-art emissions controls position Valley Energy Center to be the cleanest generation facility in the state of New York