DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) - One of Dunkirk's largest employers NRG Energy has filed a 'mothball notice' with the NYS Public Service Commission.
The plant called a meeting of workers on Wednesday to explain that the notice is a filing condition in order for the PSC to conduct a reliability analysis of the Dunkirk facility. The analysis will determine if Dunkirk's units are needed for the reliability of the system.
The Dunkirk Observer reports that there is a possibility that select NRG units will be shut down - there are four at the Dunkirk plant.
Government leaders including Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards are working with NRG to get the New York Power Authority to conduct an analysis. This could lead to the Power Authority being NRG's customer.
NRG employs around 145 workers at the power plant in Dunkirk and is the largest property taxpayer in both the city of Dunkirk and Chautauqua County.
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