Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced that the state, National Grid and NRG have reached an agreement to repower and expand the Dunkirk Power Plant from coal to a 435 megawatt (MW) natural gas facility. The $150 million agreement is intended to improve the reliability of the electric system, bring lower electric supply costs to consumers and ensure the plant’s operations for ten years.

 

Governor Cuomo said:

 

“This agreement will result in a larger, cleaner power plant at Dunkirk that will meet reliability needs, reduce costs for consumers, create jobs and stabilize the local property tax base. Thanks to the Dunkirk community, which brought the information and facts to the table and worked with the state and local governments, and the PSC staff who directed NRG and National Grid to develop a more cost-effective project, we have arrived at a win-win solution.”