NYPA already buys power from coal-fired electric plants

The fate of three coal-fired electricity generating plants in Western New York, including NRG’s Dunkirk Power LLC, will likely be determined shortly as the state’s budget process winds up.

Sen. Cathy Young’s introduction of legislation in the senate’s budget requiring the New York Power Authority to purchase enough power from the plants to keep them open in the near term appears to be the best bet for the plant’s long-term viability.

While some may balk at NYPA’s purchase of this power, the authority not only generates its own power, it purchases power – and is working on a project that will allow if to purchase power from coal-fired plants – in New Jersey.

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