NY State PSC grants National Grid extension

It’s official. The new date for National Grid to issue its response to NRG’s Dun-kirk Power LLC repowering proposal for the Dunkirk power plant is May 17.

The New York State Public Service Commission has granted the extension National Grid sought to comply with the PSC order to file its report comparing the proposed repowering of the generating plant owned and operated by Dunkirk Power LLC to Grid’s proposed transmission reinforcements.

“This is to advise that I have granted an additional extension of time to May 17, 2013 to Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid to file its report and recommendation on its analysis comparing transmission reinforcements to the proposed repowering of the generating plant owned and operated by Dunkirk Power LLC (Dunkirk)” stated the PSC filing by Acting Secretary Jeffrey C. Cohen. “I have directed Carlos A. Gavilondo, National Grid to notify all parties. This ruling will be posted on the Commission’s Web site.”

In addition, the PSC granted the same extension to New York State Electric & Gas Corporation to file its report comparing the proposed repowering of the generating plant owned and operated by Cayuga Operating Company, LLC to transmission reinforcements. The two proposals are part of the New York Energy Highway Task Force plans for the New York Energy Highway.

The Dunkirk plant is currently running its two 100-watt generators until the end of May. A reliability agreement reached in March calling for one generator to be available for reliability purposes will begin in June.

The PSC lists the review as Case 12-E-0577. The study process officially started in January.

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