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Repowering: Another case for city plant

August 26, 2013

NRG Energy Inc.’s latest filing with the state Public Service Commission is ironic....

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Steiner

Aug-28-13 8:30 AM

hey cronig, on PBs they showed a community that had solar panels everywhere on the roofs. It was a cloudy day and the meter showed this home was producing 24 watts,yes 24 watts ! thats a lot of power ! The homes could not disconnect from the grid. They also said, an engineer did, that if the power sytem is run near its maximum, the reliabilty fails and blackouts occur.Cronig, show us how dumb you are , after solyndra, ethanol mandate, electric car mandate, etc. judeye too. are you stupid on purpose cronig or is it just natural ?

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eastwood

Aug-27-13 9:57 PM

Dcronlg..."So, for a few hot days, there needs to be a half billion investment?? Seriously" that's what I say when you "huggers" want taxpayer dollars to fund your green agenda... how you spell Solyndra?

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Localone

Aug-27-13 1:26 PM

The difference is I know the people who run and make the big decisions at NRG corporate and have a clear picture of their vision for the future. The Yen isnt in that picture.

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rumblefish

Aug-27-13 11:15 AM

look at the players, understand the need, put value to the product and you will understand the point, get it, got it, good..........

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Localone

Aug-27-13 9:26 AM

I do get it rumblefish, Id buy your theory if you were talking about National Grid. Its been reported fora few years now that Grid doesnt want to own distribution and were considering putting the entire company up for sale. Resons cited were they want to be a transmission only company due to low overhead and large margins. last I had read that they valued their company at over $20billion. Unfortunately there's not a lot of buyers at $20B when you neglect your equipment leaving the next owner on the hook for billions just to get the system up to standards.

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Steiner

Aug-27-13 8:04 AM

cronig must be collecting liberal largess ! he loves the extension cord approach to electricity. if we have a plant we have the generator and the taxes the plant pays. that escapes cronig. NRG is a smart company. If we started fracking in Ny, if the libs could get past the hysterics, power demand would increase. so would prosperity, but libs hate that. Repower the plant. we have a source of power and the taxes. Sell extension cords to cronig. He will buy them.

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rjciraulo

Aug-27-13 6:46 AM

Am I reading these comments correctly? What has the yen to do with China?

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rumblefish

Aug-26-13 8:52 PM

we guess you don't get it Localone, so here it is: why build when you can yen another piece of America at a bargain price.. we remember when all the prime golf courses were bought up by Asians, so next in line will be power plants, think about it owning a commodity that is ever increasing in demand.

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joew

Aug-26-13 6:41 PM

I agree Dcroakernig about you not having to work,they say welfare fraud is rampant in these parts.

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Localone

Aug-26-13 6:07 PM

The only way you'll see a yen is if they dismantle and ship to china. There's so much asbestos in that place that it would be quite cost prohibitive allowing china to build thier own cheaper.

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rumblefish

Aug-26-13 4:57 PM

Localone's last comment only lends to the rumor of a yen full future for the power plant

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Localone

Aug-26-13 4:24 PM

NRG a poorly run company? I think somebody needs to do some homework! NRG is in fact run by some brilliant minds, they didnt become the biggest wholesale power producer and the biggest solar operator in the united states by being poorly run. As a company they consistently turn good financial numbers and their safety and operating statistics are among the best in the business.

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Dcronlg

Aug-26-13 1:18 PM

At least Commenturd, I have the means of not having to work at all and I'm not even close to retirement...life looks real good here from Van Buren, by the lake.

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commentor

Aug-26-13 11:20 AM

Must be DCronut tried to get a job there and couldn't.

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Dcronlg

Aug-26-13 9:41 AM

So, for a few hot days, there needs to be a half billion investment?? Seriously???

If there isn't a better example of how poorly run company NRG is AND how embarrassingly ridiculous to even robustly support such a investment folly...

Not at all surprising coming from the mental midgets of the clueless church lady gaggle OBSERVER board, either.

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CadeFoster

Aug-26-13 9:31 AM

There was talk of the ohio and penn power stations converting to gas in the future ? So if they decide in the future with more demand on the electric grid to repower a plant in pa or ohio, where will the power come from with the Dunkirk shut down and the out of state plant shut down for years to repower ? We already had a potential disaster this past summer. Remember them asking us to try a cut down on power usage during the last heat wave. I laughed at that, i wanted to tell everyone to crank up every electrical unit they had to full power. They say we don't need it but history shows differently.

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rumblefish

Aug-26-13 8:55 AM

we have heard over and over the plant will still be producing electric it just won't be under the NRG banner, some may say it will have a yen for power

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Steiner

Aug-26-13 7:50 AM

We must give the observer an A for trying to repower the plant and keep it in the news. for the libs, the plant would need about 150 windmills or with solar, about 2000 acres of panels.Yep, we can see reneawbles can fill this up.

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