ToC
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Special Permit for Cogeneration Power Plant

The Board of Standards and Appeals may permit a combined heat and power cogeneration plant not to exceed 100,000 square feet in floor area, provided that:

(a)        the power plant is designed to maximize both electric and thermal cogeneration system efficiency to the greatest extent feasible;

(b)        a detailed energy analysis is submitted to the Board demonstrating that the system as designed shall operate with maximum efficiency and perform more effectively than a traditional, power-purchased-from-grid system; and

(c)        the power plant is designed primarily to serve the Special Willets Point District.

In addition, the Board shall refer such application to the Department of Environmental Protection for a report to ensure that the power plant is designed to maximize cogeneration efficiency to the greatest extent feasible and that the system as designed shall operate with maximum efficiency and perform more effectively than a traditional, power-purchased-from-grid system.

The Board may prescribe appropriate conditions or safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area including safety devices, emissions limits and the concealment of such use with building enclosures, landscaping, buffer zones or other methods.

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