It’s official: Somerset coal plant in New York to close within 90 days

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Buffalo News:The giant coal-burning power plant on the shore of Lake Ontario in Somerset, once Niagara County’s largest taxpayer, will be mothballed within 90 days.Plans are already afoot for the 1,800-acre site’s future, including a $550 million data center and a lakefront town park. State funding already has been approved for the park, and a New York Power Authority power allocation has been approved for the data center.Somerset Operating Co., the owner of the 685-megawatt plant, announced Monday that it had filed a deactivation notice Friday with the Public Service Commission and the New York Independent System Operator, the entity that manages the state’s power grid.If those agencies decide the plant is still needed to keep the grid reliable, it could be saved, at least for a while. But Somerset Supervisor Daniel M. Engert said Monday that he doesn’t expect that to happen.The plant has been idle far more than it has been active in recent years. The company’s announcement said the shutdown decision was made “based on stricter new state air emission regulations designed to eliminate coal in New York and deteriorating market conditions.”Somerset Operating had foreshadowed the shutdown this summer, when it announced plans for the Empire State Data Hub, which would be a newly constructed facility near the western end of the power plant property.More: Somerset’s giant coal-burning power plant will be deactivated within 90 days It’s official: Somerset coal plant in New York to close within 90 dayslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

first_imgWellington Police Notes: Monday, September 12, 2016:•3:40 a.m. Chelsie M. Seyfert, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for owner permit operation of uninsured vehicle.•3:40 a.m. Officers investigated failure to give proper signal, driving while license is suspended and no proof of insurance in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•3:40 a.m. Officers conducted a warrant service for Kay County, Okla. for unauthorized use of a vehicle.•3:53 a.m. Casey M. Williams, 25, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Kay County, Okla. for unauthorized use of a vehicle.•3:53 a.m. Casey M. Williams, 25, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving while license is suspended, no insurance and fail to signal a turn.•7:34 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the area of 15th and G, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile female, 15, Wellington and Irene F. Monson, 43, Wellington.•10:38 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt in the 200 block S. Haslet, Wellington.•11:40 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•1:16 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•1:20 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet in the 1100 block N. B, Wellington.•2:48 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•7:15 p.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington involving an unknown driver and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Celestina J. Sparman, Wellington.•7:43 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 1100 block E. 4th, Wellington.•8:43 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 800 block N. Jefferson, Wellington by known suspect.•9:24 p.m. Devon J. P. Corp, 18, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery.•10:45 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block E. 4th, Wellington.last_img read more