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Since: May 09

usa

#1 Mar 14, 2012
I heard tonight, that NRG is closing the steam plant. Hope it's not true. Without their taxes, Dunkirk and the county are doomed. Think about all those good jobs gone. Again, hope it's not true!
Leonard

Dunkirk, NY

#2 Mar 14, 2012
I know a supervisor there and texted him as soon as I read this. His reply: "I haven't heard anything about a closing & doubt it since they sunk over 3 million into the plant in the past few years but these days ya never know."
wow

United States

#3 Mar 14, 2012
its not closing!!!!!!!! they are going to "mothball" the units. the are in the works to work out a contract with the power authorty. this will secure the power plants ability to stay open for along time. the cheap price of natural gas is hurting alot of power plants thourgh out the country. its not just here. this agreement would again secure the plant. nrg has invested alot of money into the dunkirk and buffalo plants in the last few years. they dont wont to close. its all a big money thing. but the people who pay taxes (not welfare people) should be aware. if the power plant goes, your taxes will go through the roof. nrg has all the enviromental standers that are required buy the feds. so they are good there. just need to get thourgh this tough time. converting to natural gas is a opinion, but it will cost alot to get it there. maybe the government should help out abit. everyone wants green power!!!! help out the places that are still alive instead of building wind mills on the taxes payers big dollars and get pennies back. nrg payes 7% property tax and 50% school taxes in the city and county. that goes away!!!!! WOW. pack ur bags and get out of new york. its already bad here, it would only get worse. thats get behind nrg and help.
wow

United States

#4 Mar 14, 2012
Leonard wrote:
I know a supervisor there and texted him as soon as I read this. His reply: "I haven't heard anything about a closing & doubt it since they sunk over 3 million into the plant in the past few years but these days ya never know."
just to correct you on one thing! it was 300+ million between dunkirk and buffalo plants. not 3 million. thats alot of money to spend if your closing
Anonymous

Dunkirk, NY

#5 Mar 14, 2012
Hey Wow.....are you really from Tilton, NH? Just asking....not being a smart ass.
Leonard

Dunkirk, NY

#6 Mar 14, 2012
wow wrote:
<quoted text> just to correct you on one thing! it was 300+ million between dunkirk and buffalo plants. not 3 million. thats alot of money to spend if your closing
maybe the "0" isn't working on his phone.
1st warder

Buffalo, NY

#8 Mar 15, 2012
Last one out of the city Turn off the lights

Since: May 09

usa

#9 Mar 15, 2012
1st warder wrote:
Last one out of the city Turn off the lights
One thing that gov't and socialists have to understand. You can't continue to rape businesses and not expect some reaction. The other part of the equation is, if a windmill make electricity and it cost .10 per kwhr and the power company can make the same power for say.04 the power company has to buy that power from the alternative source for more than it can make it's own power. The power station pays so many taxes, has many restrictions on emissions and there is a surplus of power since so much industry has left they almost have no choice. This is just a snowball effect of the gov't over regulation and over taxation. I feel bad for the workers, the city and the county. Will NY politicians ever wake up. Another Blue state takes a hit! It really does come down to political beliefs.
the mrs

Dunkirk, NY

#10 Mar 15, 2012
wow wrote:
<quoted text> just to correct you on one thing! it was 300+ million between dunkirk and buffalo plants. not 3 million. thats alot of money to spend if your closing
My dad retired from NRG.Taxes are bad enough,in the city of Dunkirk. If they shut down,all hell is going to break loose! Have read many posts,about people complaining that NRG is an eye sore,as far as the lakefront goes.Your right!,they pay a large volume of taxes around here.
alpha male

El Segundo, CA

#11 Mar 15, 2012
achomes wrote:
<quoted text> One thing that gov't and socialists have to understand. You can't continue to rape businesses and not expect some reaction.
What can we expect when we elect presidents who make public pronouncements such as this: "So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted." We have someone sitting in the White House who makes no bones about being an enemy of prosperity.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/200...
Really

Buffalo, NY

#12 Mar 15, 2012
wow wrote:
its not closing!!!!!!!! they are going to "mothball" the units. the are in the works to work out a contract with the power authorty. this will secure the power plants ability to stay open for along time. the cheap price of natural gas is hurting alot of power plants thourgh out the country. its not just here. this agreement would again secure the plant. nrg has invested alot of money into the dunkirk and buffalo plants in the last few years. they dont wont to close. its all a big money thing. but the people who pay taxes (not welfare people) should be aware. if the power plant goes, your taxes will go through the roof. nrg has all the enviromental standers that are required buy the feds. so they are good there. just need to get thourgh this tough time. converting to natural gas is a opinion, but it will cost alot to get it there. maybe the government should help out abit. everyone wants green power!!!! help out the places that are still alive instead of building wind mills on the taxes payers big dollars and get pennies back. nrg payes 7% property tax and 50% school taxes in the city and county. that goes away!!!!! WOW. pack ur bags and get out of new york. its already bad here, it would only get worse. thats get behind nrg and help.
NRG does not pay property taxes according to a percentage, or according to their assessed value like everyone else. They pay property taxes according to a PILOT Agreement, its a contract that states the exact monetary value they will pay every year. BUT, i am sure that there is some "opt out" clause in the PILOT that addresses the issue of them "mothballing" or "shutting down" and how it will effect the payments.
John

Dunkirk, NY

#13 Mar 15, 2012
lets just hope the place doesn't sit empty.
When

United States

#14 Mar 15, 2012
WOW isnt from Tilton NH and No I'm not the same person(I learned spelling and grammar in school) The place isnt closing, but dont expect it to support the community until the end of time. The city and county should have a contingency plan, you cant expect the goose that laid the golden egg to live forever.
ouch

Fredonia, NY

#15 Mar 15, 2012
When wrote:
WOW isnt from Tilton NH and No I'm not the same person(I learned spelling and grammar in school) The place isnt closing, but dont expect it to support the community until the end of time. The city and county should have a contingency plan, you cant expect the goose that laid the golden egg to live forever.
BINGO We will needd politicians who have a workable vision for the future and not just the city, The freaking county will need to wake up also. We will need people who wont waste time worrying about a damn peace pole or a fountain of neptune. Need money men to come forward )Pagano for example, a PITA but know $$$$$$$.
Taxpayer

Dunkirk, NY

#16 Mar 15, 2012
I wonder how the Councilwoman Kiyak and her buddy Skeeter feel about this. They felt that The power plant was an eye sore and should not be there and is preventing development on the water front.Lets see if she shows support for the taxpayers and the company
OTB

Dunkirk, NY

#17 Mar 15, 2012
We should all write to our represenatives and let them know how this will effect our area if they should close.
Philo Beddow

Corning, NY

#18 Mar 15, 2012
Maybe they could open up the water park there?
Sharon

Buffalo, NY

#19 Mar 15, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
I wonder how the Councilwoman Kiyak and her buddy Skeeter feel about this. They felt that The power plant was an eye sore and should not be there and is preventing development on the water front.Lets see if she shows support for the taxpayers and the company
Kiyak did an about face on the radio today. Hopefully she's now awake and realizes what NRG means to this area.
Howwy

Buffalo, NY

#20 Mar 16, 2012
I say keep it open and give them a cut in pay, they make quite a bit anyhow, it would save some money in operating plus keep all the jobs - its a win win for everyone.

Since: May 09

usa

#21 Mar 16, 2012
Howwy wrote:
I say keep it open and give them a cut in pay, they make quite a bit anyhow, it would save some money in operating plus keep all the jobs - its a win win for everyone.
Not quite so simple, the pay is the smallest part. Since so many jobs have left the state there is excess power. Taxes (pilot) are way to high. To many gov't regulations on coal and the list goes on. Hopefully I'm wrong and I'll eat crow, but I don't think so!

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