The New York State’s Public Service Commission has with natural gas rejected plans to refuel the Cayuga Power Plant in Lansing.
In its ruling Tuesday, the PSC rejected the plan to convert the power plant from coal to natural gas using a ratepayer subsidy to fund the project.
Instead, the regulatory agency supports the construction of a new electric transmission line to better serve power needs.
The Commission found the $102 million dollar price tag to refuel the power plant was too expensive when compared to the $23.3 million transmission project and would not improve power grid reliability.
The Commission authorized the sale of the Cayuga plant to Riesling Power LLC, a subsidiary of Maryland-based Bicent Power LLC.