Updated November 28, 2016
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NRG announced on November 21, 2016 that it intends to resume development work on the Dunkirk, NY Gas Addition Project as soon as possible. Entergy Corporation’s lawsuit challenging the Dunkirk contract with National Grid had prevented NRG from moving forward with the project. But now that Entergy and the other parties to the lawsuit have asked that it be dismissed, development work should be able to proceed again soon.
The court will need to act to permanently dismiss the lawsuit – once that happens, NRG will reengage key project stakeholders including NY PSC, National Grid, National Fuel Gas Company, and Empire State Development. Assuming they confirm their previous commitments to the project – which we believe they will and which are critical to the project’s development – NRG can move forward. Construction will take about 24 months once required permits and approvals are in place.
NRG genuinely appreciates the unwavering support of the Dunkirk and Chautauqua County communities.
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For a revised fact sheet on the Dunkirk repowering project, click here.