Kearny Generating Station

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Kearny Generating Station
PSEG Kearny Peak across Hacky jeh.jpg
CountryUnited States
LocationSouth Kearny, New Jersey
Coordinates40°44′14″N 74°05′56″W / 40.73722°N 74.09889°W / 40.73722; -74.09889
Commission date1923
Operator(s)Public Service Enterprise Group
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Turbine technologyCombustion turbine
Cooling sourceHackensack River
External links
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Kearny Generating Station is a peaking power plant on the banks of the Riverbend of the Hackensack River in South Kearny, New Jersey. Owned and operated by Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSEG) the power station consists of 10 simple cycle combustion turbines totaling 456 MW.[1][2] It is part of the PJM Interconnection of the Eastern Interconnection grid electric transmission system.


Original building in Kearny Meadows

Ground was broken for the original Kearny Station on July 12, 1923. Thomas A. Edison helped inaugurate and synchronize this AC station in 1925. At that time it was the largest electric generating station in New Jersey. The plant originally had six coal-fired units, which were converted to oil, all of which have subsequently been retired, the last in 2006.[3][4]

Starting in 1933, a GE Binary Mercury Steam Turbine Generator system was operated at the Kearney Station, composed of a 20-MW mercury vapour turbine and a 30-MW steam turbine.

Starting in 1967, the steam units were supplemented by peaker units, three of which have been since retired. There are ten simple-cycle peaker units, four of which burn natural gas and liquid fuel that went commercial in 2001 and the remaining six are only natural gas which went commercial 2012.

In October 2012, Six new GE LM6000 natural gas-fired units capable of producing over 270 net megawatts of power were put into use.[5][6][7][8]

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  1. ^ "The Kearny Generating Station". PSEG. Retrieved 2014-12-26.
  3. ^ PSEG Power (1 June 2005). "PSEG Power Announces Retirement of Two Units at Kearny (NJ) Generating Station".
  4. ^ "PSEG Fossil L.L.C. Settlement".
  5. ^ "PSEG – Kearny Power Generating Station - Durr Mechanical Construction".
  6. ^ May, Jeff (February 1, 2008). "PSEG to build $150 million power plant in Kearny". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-12-29.
  7. ^ Caroom, Eliot (May 6, 2012). "PSEG Kearny peaker power plants nearly ready to fire up". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-12-29.
  8. ^ "'Peaking' units arrive at PSEG". The Star-Ledger. September 28, 2011. Retrieved 2014-12-29.

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