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Grid’s ‘deception’ keeps NRG on hold

October 25, 2013

Editor, OBSERVER: What’s with the holdup on the repowering of the Dunkirk NRG power plant? National Grid is a major part of the problem with their own “money” interests and their pushing of their......

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Oct-27-13 8:27 AM

if the PSC was really looking out for the consumer than, they would regulate the cost to provide or send natural gas or electric to the consumer, as of now our bill is 61% to provide and 39% for energy , the utilities are not regulated on what they charge to provide, that is the real crime, not the regulated cost of the energy

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Oct-26-13 8:23 PM

I recall back in the 70's during the oil embargo suddenly we had a shortage of natural gas and the PSC allowed utilities price increases that is when people to conserve. When sales began to drop the PSC allowed a price increase due to lost revenue from the decreased volume so mush for looking out for the consumer.

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Oct-26-13 10:12 AM

I guess I should've wrote "alleged" function ;) We all know how public advocate boards operate, especially if members are unpaid or given a small stipend. This is the reason why many people seek to "serve" on such boards. It's a crooked world we live in.

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Oct-26-13 8:20 AM

if the function of the PSC is to protect the consumer as Captain has suggested, we believe it has done a PP job at best

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Oct-26-13 6:18 AM

...the plants in OH & PA aren't paying the high cost to convert from coal to natural gas, not yet anyway, so until they do, I'm afraid the PSC will rule against NRG's Dunkirk facility.

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Oct-25-13 7:20 PM

captian Consider this every day coal plants shut down reducing the capacity soon the last ones standing will have to convert guess who will pay for that?

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Oct-25-13 1:38 PM

Who do you think will pay for the reported $500M it'll cost NRG to convert the Dunkirk plant from coal to natural gas? We don't receive any of the power generated from this plant, yet substantial rate hikes (to cover the conversion cost) would be passed on to those who do. Is that fair? The PSC's function is to protect customers against greedy public utilities and unwarranted rate hikes.

We all know if NRG closes, it'll have a disastrous impact on the city, on property owners & businesses, on the school district, as well as Dunkirk's neighboring communities. However, the PSC's function is to decide which plan will keep rates lowest for ALL customers. The local impact is real and not exaggerated. Unfortunately, it's an irrelevant factor for the PSC to consider when the final decision is made.

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Oct-25-13 11:42 AM

Money talks and BS walks. Looks like the money is speaking very loudly. I don't think Young has the clout to stop them. I hope she does but I don't think so. She better find a big stick to help her.

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Oct-25-13 8:46 AM

ah; if it was that simple Paul, we live in the land of the golden rule "He who has the gold makes the rules" and sadly that's the truth, noting but the truth....

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