Hunts Point May 2017 Update

City officials presented to attendees at a recent public hearing on the energy-resilience technologies recommended in the preferred pilot project. This project would add 11.6 megawatts of new resilient energy generation capacity, which would help power regional produce and fish markets and two schools in Hunts Point. Attendees learned that according to a Cost-Benefit analysis projected, benefits of the $45 million project are more than 2 times greater than likely costs.

Several neighborhood residents expressed concerns that the pilot relies too heavily on fossil-fuel emergency generators. The Project Team continues to develop plans for solar energy and to analyze flood-risk reduction solutions.