Vision for a Renewable Ravenswood

For the well-being of our communities and our planet

Ravenswood Generating Station is New York City’s largest power generating facility—on the hottest days of the year, one in five homes in NYC is powered by Ravenswood! On this 27-acre site, the women and men of Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 1-2 proudly work around-the-clock to keep the lights on for New York City.

We have a plan to turn the Ravenswood Generating Station into a clean energy hub! This initiative is called Renewable Ravenswood. It’s a long-term plan to permanently replace all of the 1960’s vintage fossil fuel generators at Ravenswood with clean energy. Clean energy comes from renewable sources, such as the wind and sun.

Renewable Ravenswood will help New York State reach climate goals set by Governor Kathy Hochul and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act: to be running on 70% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% zero emissions electricity by 2040. It will also help New York City achieve goals set by Mayor Eric Adams’ City of Yes Initiative & Local Law 97, including decarbonizing the city’s buildings and creating a new clean energy workforce.

It starts with offshore wind

Renewable Ravenswood starts with Attentive Energy One, a proposed offshore wind project in the Atlantic Ocean with a multi-year effort dedicated to local and meaningful community engagement. Attentive Energy One has a lease from the United States government for more than 80,000 acres of the Atlantic Ocean, which will be used to install large wind turbines that capture wind energy to create electricity.

While offshore wind may be new for New York City, it has been used around the world to both generate energy and create jobs in many different fields including manufacturing, construction, operations and maintenance, finance, project management, and engineering.

With Attentive Energy One’s proposal, wind turbines are far away from the coast and you won’t be able to see them—but the wind turbines will still be close enough to deliver electricity efficiently.