Brunot Island

Brunot Island (aka Brunot's Island) is a 129-acre (0.52 km2) island in the Ohio River at the west end of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is home to the Brunot Island Generating Station, a 315 MW fossil fuel power plant.

The Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge crosses the Ohio River at the island. The island does not otherwise connect to the land, and all vehicular traffic must use a ferry to access the island. The employees of the power plant use a pedestrian walkway on the railroad bridge to go to work.

From 1903 to 1914, the island was the home of Brunots Island Race Track.

Brunot Island Generating Station
  • Type: Fossil fuel; oil and natural gas
  • Net capacity: 315 MW (megawatts)
  • Began operation: 1972
  • Current owner: DQE Holdings, Inc.
Plants
  • Three oil-fired simple cycle peaking power plants
    • Total generating capacity: 53 MW
  • One natural-gas-fired combined cycle power plant
    • Total generating capacity: 262 MW

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