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NRG coal plant in New York not financially viable, study claims

NRG coal plant in New York not financially viable, study claims

By Matthew Bandyk, SNL Financial – “A 1950s-era coal-fired plant in western New York owned by NRG Energy Inc. is at risk for retirement over the next few years as it loses money, accordingto a Jan. 28 study from a group that has predicted the demise of several coal plants around the country. However, converting […]

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Report calls for coal-powered plant in Tonawanda to close

Report calls for coal-powered plant in Tonawanda to close

By Gib Snyder, Observer – DUNKIRK- “An environmental group is calling for the closing of the Huntley Generating Station in Tonawanda, which is owned by NRG. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York, said in a release an assessment published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis finds outdated and […]

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NRG Huntley plant belching red ink

NRG Huntley plant belching red ink

BUFFALO- “NRG’s coal plant in the Town of Tonawanda is losing an average of $1 million a year and is at risk of closing, according to a new report. The report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis provides a warning to Huntley employees, community residents, the Ken-Ton school district and elected leaders: prepare now for […]

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Report paints bleak picture for Tonawanda power plant

Report paints bleak picture for Tonawanda power plant

By Omar Fetouh, WBFO Buffalo’s NPR Station – “…The River Road generating station, owned by NRG Energy, began operating in 1942. Four of its six operating units have been shut down in the past decade. Its two remaining units are both more than 50 years old. … Huntley has gone from earning $110 million in […]

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Huntley Station plant in Tonawanda facing possible shutdown, environmental group’s report says

Huntley Station plant in Tonawanda facing possible shutdown, environmental group’s report says

By Joseph Popiolkowski, Bloomberb Businessweek – “The coal-fired Huntley Station power plant in the Town of Tonawanda is losing money and is at risk of being shut down, a new report commissioned by an environmental group warned Tuesday…. David Gaier, a spokesman for New Jersey-based NRG, which owns the plant, declined to discuss the report’s […]

January 28, 2014 Read More →
Report puts cloud over Huntley plant

Report puts cloud over Huntley plant

By David Bertola,  Business First – BUFFALO- “A new report requested by the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York says that NRG’s Huntley coal-fired power plant in Tonawanda ‘does not appear to be financially viable,’ and that plans should start being drawn up now for how to consider how life might be after it […]

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Huntley Station plant in Tonawanda facing possible shut down, environmental group’s report says

Huntley Station plant in Tonawanda facing possible shut down, environmental group’s report says

By David Robinson,  News Business Reporter – BUFFALO- “The coal-fired Huntley Station power plant in the Town of Tonawanda is losing money and is at risk of being shut down, a new report commissioned by an environmental group warned Tuesday. The report, commissioned by the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York and prepared by […]

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Presentation- Huntley Generating Station: Coal Plant’s Weak Financial Outlook Calls For Corporate and Community Leadership

Presentation- Huntley Generating Station: Coal Plant’s Weak Financial Outlook Calls For Corporate and Community Leadership

Huntley Generating Station: Coal Plant’s Weak Financial Outlook Calls For Corporate And Community Leadership (PPT)

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Press release: NRG’s troubled Huntley coal-fired power plant in Western NY appears “headed for retirement”

Press release: NRG’s troubled Huntley coal-fired power plant in Western NY appears “headed for retirement”

Report Outlines Options for Community to Adjust for Loss of 70 Jobs, 6 Percent of Local School Financing; Low Natural Gas Prices, Increased Efficiency Among Factors Behind Average $1 Million Annual Loss. BUFFALO, NY- NRG’s Huntley coal-fired power plant in Tonawanda, New York, just outside of Buffalo, is experiencing average annual pre-tax earnings of a […]

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Report- Huntley Generating Station: Coal Plant’s Weak Financial Outlook Calls For Corporate And Community Leadership

Report- Huntley Generating Station: Coal Plant’s Weak Financial Outlook Calls For Corporate And Community Leadership

Huntley Generating Station: Coal Plant’s Weak Financial Outlook Calls For Corporate And Community Leadership (pdf)      

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