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The waiting game

NRG is not on PSC’s agenda this week, but repowering could be discussed

October 13, 2013

By GIB SNYDER OBSERVER City Editor At its September meeting the state Public Service Commission agreed to a repowering of the Cayuga coal-fired plant and sent instructions to Cayuga Operating Compan......

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Oct-15-13 1:45 AM


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Oct-13-13 4:23 PM

hadenough, for the 25th time, its not NRG that's waiting to make an announcement. They've already said they'll build the plant if they can get an agreement to sell the power. Having some knowledge about the electric grid, I can tell you that the Cayuga plant isn't in a location as critical as Dunkirk. They have 3 nuke plants and 1600 megawatts or gas/oil generation just to the north them on lake Ontario, while we have Foreign power from Canada and dirty out of state power from Pittsburg to rely on as a backup. Right now NRG Dunkirk is nearing its longest continuous run in recorded history, because of nothing more than a reliability need. I've said it before and I'll repeat it now.. NRG is going to build a new plant in Dunkirk, the details just need to be worked prior to the PSC making an announcement.

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Oct-13-13 10:19 AM

Let's tell it like it is. The Sierra organization is a bunch of left wing whackos. The issue here has a lot more to do with money than the environment. Purchasing electricity from Pennsylvania and Ohio is cheaper than producing it in Dunkirk. That is the issue but it ignores the economic realities that affect our county and it ignores the impact if Ohio and Pa. are forced to go with natural gas in the future. Maybe the Sierra Club should be asking how long coal will be used in other states.

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Oct-13-13 10:19 AM

Hey cade foster economists say Obama care will not work yet Obama says it will. Same thing here.

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Oct-13-13 8:44 AM

shut the stinking thing down, declining population doesnt equal power requirement

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Oct-13-13 8:28 AM

That could eliminate CO2 level in the current or new repowered plant.

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Oct-13-13 8:26 AM

you are clueless to say the least !!! nonexistant threat,really. 95% of all scientist now agree, we are the reason for global warming and the increase in larger more severe weather. I guess you know more than the 95%.CO2 in the leading cause of this. I did list a website here before that could lower CO2 levels to zero emissions. Nobody seems to care. to bad for us.

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Oct-13-13 8:17 AM

Don't you think that if NRG was going to stay open we would have heard by now? Why would NRG wait to make the announcement? The city and school leaders need to get their heads out of the sand and start planning for the lack of income NRG gave to the city. Perhaps a water and sewer rate increase should be considered. Then you really would have your tourist attraction.

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Oct-13-13 7:50 AM

calling all green heads ! Now is the time for you to say that wind, which runs average 33% of the time is > or = to thermal which is 24/7 ! Or solar, which is also not 100% is the same way ! You can do it green heads !You are saving the planet from a nonexistant threat ! And the land savings too ! 1000s of acres of solar panels and 1000s of windmills ! Show us how smart you are ! .

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