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Powerful showing

Large crowd greets Public Service Commission at hearing for NRG

July 16, 2013

A final decision will be made later in Albany on the future of a proposal to repower NRG Energy’s Dunkirk plant to a gas-fired facility If the number of people attending means anything, Monday’s......

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Localone

Jul-17-13 4:54 PM

Location...Location...Location. NRG picked the Dunkirk facility due to its criticality for grid reliability and the fact that it stood the greatest chance of getting a contract.. all because of where its located. The reason it was chosen today is the exact same reason it was built 60 years ago. NRG does have the Tonawanda coal plant, but another company has a gas plant across the street, Covanta has a trash burning power plant in Niagara Falls and there's the Niagara Falls hydro plant. All are facilites that make the NRG plant in Tonawanda less critical than Dunkirk.

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rumblefish

Jul-16-13 10:30 PM

that's all well and good Fred, but why Dunkirk when there are coal using plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania that are suppliers to National Grid and is there not another NRG plant that could be converted in New York State?

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FredoniaFred

Jul-16-13 8:49 PM

The question was asked and answered rumblefish. NRG and National Grid will negotate a purchase contract that will guarantee NRG a customer for electric produced and National Grid will have a guaranteed price to help control costs.

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HVANCDY

Jul-16-13 7:57 PM

Could someone explain why any Company would want to stay in OR even why anybody would recommend a "HIGH TAX","Liberal","Safe Act","OVER REGULATED","Democratic Goverend Coumo","Obama Loved","UNION" NYS - Does the word DISCONNECT come to mind !!

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Localone

Jul-16-13 7:47 PM

Theres no elephant in the room, it was pretty clear, in return for building the plant, the promise would be they'd have a customer on a 20 year contract to purchase their product. A better question would be, what were the politicians promised?

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rumblefish

Jul-16-13 5:05 PM

WE attended the meeting, and yes the turn out was powerful, "BUT" all the time we were there one point was not touched on even questioned, so here is the elephant in the room so to speak, "WHAT WAS NRG PROMISED", by city, county and even state oficals, as the story goes there is no such think as a free lunch, a 3/4 billion dollar investment is not made by corporate America with out a hook, if it looks to good to be true as this is than there has to be a catch?

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Dcronlg

Jul-16-13 1:33 PM

Steinerdzzz in a nutshell: noun, verb & "Dumbocrat libs".

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Localone

Jul-16-13 1:21 PM

4allseasons, heres the direct web address pertaining to this case:

*******documents.dps.ny.gov/public/MatterManagement/CaseMaster.aspx?MatterCaseNo=12-E-0577&submit=Search+by+Case+Number

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4allSeasons

Jul-16-13 1:02 PM

For the continual call to submit feedback online during the PSC meeting last night and from various articles, I find it frustrating that a direct link is not given for community members and taxpayers to find more information and respond.

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joew

Jul-16-13 11:06 AM

Good show by the "TAXPAYERS" who have a vested interest in our community. That Community is just not Dunkirk folks but rather citizens of all of our wonderful county. The people who showed up last evening were all I'm sure taxpayers.

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CathyKaicher

Jul-16-13 9:32 AM

Gib Snyder is a local news treasure. This is a fantastically informative story written on extremely tight deadline to make this morning's paper.

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hadenough

Jul-16-13 8:02 AM

The only question that matters is, who owns the Dunkirk plant and their decision to upgrade or close. That people is the bottom line and all those butts in the chairs doesn't amount to a hill of beans.

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Steiner

Jul-16-13 7:35 AM

Apparently the people need to be told by cronig that the closure is actually an increase in generative capacity. Alternatives, clean and renewable will close the gasp, cheaper too ! As for taxes, cronig says someone else is always paying them, the state will step in and your taxes will actually decrease ! judeye can remark about her concerns, moral even , about the environment, methane emissions.We could return to the pre air condition days ! The days before the tesla AC motor and the Angola NY native who made air conditioning practical. The democratic punka ! we could be like the dems in the south, judyes favorite people, literally sweating, stinking and stupid ! thats the life of a democrat folks.Unless you believe like the posters here that the govt employee invented everything. Right liberalds ?

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