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Rochdale Village, Inc. Power Plant

The Rochdale Power Plant provides heating, electrical and air conditioning services to the entire cooperative independent of Con Edison.  The structure is virtually off the grid.  It was the first of its kind in the world when it was created in 1963.  Boilers and electrical systems are constantly upgraded to reduce carbon foot print on the environment and provide green energy efficiency for the community.

The Power Plant is a total energy 21 MW facility that generates all the electrical power, heating, air-conditioning and domestic hot water services for the entire residential development and two shopping malls. Rochdale Village power plant produces its power independently with no interconnection to any outside utility company making this plant unique among other plants. Our power plant operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week year round. The plant has an operating staff of high pressure boiler engineers, operators, and mechanics. The staff operates and performs preventive maintenance on all plant equipment to assure the plant is safe and reliable throughout the years...