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Losing Proposition – Why the Proposal to Repower the Cayuga Plant Should Be Rejected

Losing Proposition – Why the Proposal to Repower the Cayuga Plant Should Be Rejected 

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Good Call by New York State PSC in Pulling the Plug on Aging Cayuga Power Plant 


Less Expensive and Far Better Ways to Achieve Grid Reliability and Promote Economic Development


The New York Public Utility Commission made a good call yesterday in its decision not to permit a retrofit of the aging coal-fired Cayuga as a natural gas-burning facility. Our research around Cayuga last year demonstrated how the proposal to do a rate-payer financed makeover of the plant was economically unviable and would create a […]

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New York PSC Blocks Plan to Refuel Coal-Fired Cayuga Plant

David Giambusso for Politico: The Cayuga power plant near Ithaca, one of the few remaining coal plants in the state, will not get the approval or the $102 million needed to refuel and keep it viable, the state Public Service Commission ruled Tuesday. Instead, the state approved a proposal from New York State Electric & […]

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Ash From Struggling Cayuga Plant Found to Be Seeping Into Water Supply

Nick Reynolds for the Ithaca Journal: Coal ash sitting dormant in an unlined portion of the landfill near the Cayuga Power Plant has been seeping into groundwater for nearly 30 years and has flowed into nearby Milliken Creek, potentially contaminating drinking water, a geologist said in a meeting with Tompkins County officials Wednesday afternoon. The […]

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Cayuga Repowering Would Cost Over $100 Million

William Opalka for RTO Insider: Under the new proposal, Cayuga would have NYSEG contribute $49.5 million toward the plant construction and another $96 million over the next 10 years. The deal faces opposition from locals and environmentalists, as well as the authors of an economic analysis. “If Cayuga’s revised repowering proposal is approved, by the […]

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No Need for a Cayuga Repowering

Dave Lucas for WMAC: The Cayuga Power Plant in Tompkins County has, since 2013, been seeking state approval to convert from coal to a cheaper alternative: natural gas, at a cost estimated to be in the millions, which would be subsidized over a 10-year period by utility customers. Former New York State deputy comptroller Tom […]

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Backlash in New York Against Cayuga Subsidies

Philip O’Driscoll for Time Warner Cable News: Studies suggest the move would be both costly and ineffective. “There’s no need for the plant and there’s no need for ratepayers to subsidize this aging coal plant that will be repowering to burn gas,’ David Schlissel Director of Rescource Planning Analysis from the IEEFA said. Members of […]

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Report: No Sense in Repowering New York’s Cayuga Plant

There Are Better Ways to Move Forward With Energy Advances and Economic Development

We’re out with a report this morning which finds that a proposal to repower the Cayuga coal-fired electricity power plant as a natural-gas-fired plant is economically unviable and would create a long-term drain on ratepayers. Cayuga Operating Company, a subsidiary of Upstate New York Power Producers, owns the 60-year-old plant, which is just north of […]

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STUDY FINDS PROPOSED REPOWERING OF CAYUGA POWER PLANT FINANCIALLY UNVIABLE

ALBANY, Aug. 24, 2015 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today released a research report that finds that a proposal to repower the Cayuga coal-fired electricity power plant as a natural-gas-fired plant is economically unviable and would create a long-term drain on ratepayers. Cayuga Operating Company, a subsidiary of Upstate New […]

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Losing Proposition – Why the Proposal to Repower the Cayuga Plant Should Be Rejected

Losing Proposition – Why the Proposal to Repower the Cayuga Plant Should Be Rejected 

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