The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce announced Friday it will not be making the trip to Albany next week for the Public Service Commission meeting.
"Sensing that some progress is being made and that important discussions are occurring in Albany pertaining to the repowering of NRG, we have decided to postpone the 'Get on the Bus to Repower Dunkirk' event scheduled for December 19th," said a joint statement from David Wilkinson, Chautauqua County Labor Coalition and Todd Tranum of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier. "We continue to urge members of the community to voice their support for the project by continuing to send letters of support to Albany."
NRG's $500 million plans for a conversion from coal to natural gas was expected to be decided by the commission in the fall. The delay led to another rally last week as well as more letters of support to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Currently, NRG is running one of four turbines in an agreement it has with National Grid through May 2015.