Kintigh Generating Station
The Kintigh Generating Station, also known as AES Somerset LLC is a 675- megawatt coal-fired power plant located in Somerset, New York, United States. The plant is owned by AES Corporation. Its only currently operating unit was launched into service in 1984. Coal is provided to the plant via the Somerset Railroad. The waste heat is dumped into Lake Ontario, resulting in a warm-water plume visible on satellite images. The super tall smoke stack can be seen from across the lake more than 50 miles away from the shores in Pickering and Ajax Ontario in Durham Region, usually topped off with a plume of heat.

The Somerset Nuclear Power Plant was proposed by New York State Electric & Gas in 1974 as two General Electric 1,200 MW units, but the project was canceled in 1975. In 1975, NYSEG announced it was changing its construction plans because a geologic fault had been found 40 miles away in Attica. Extra retrofitting costs would have made a nuclear plant infeasible versus a reinforced coal plant. A 650 MW coal plant was built at the site and went into service in 1984 ahead of schedule and under budget.