Syracuse Energy to retire two New York coal units in September

Syracuse Energy Corp. filed a brief June 20 notice with the New York State Public Service Commission that it intends to discontinue operation and permanently retire both generating units (total of 70 MW net) at the Syracuse facility effective Sept. 30, 2013.

“It is also expected that following the discontinuation of operations and retirement that all equipment at the facility will be dismantled and sold,” the company said. “The Facility is a coal fired facility located in Syracuse, New York and is connected to the 115 kV transmission line owned by Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid.”

Syracuse said it simultaneously provided a copy of this notice to the New York Independent System Operator and Niagara Mohawk Power.

The filing has contact information for an official at GDF SUEZ Energy North America.

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