Entergy Closing Upstate Power Plant

The company that operates Indian Point Power Plant announced that they will be closing another plant upstate. Energy officials stated that they will be shutting down James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego after attempts to negotiate with the state to remain open. According to the release the facility has the ability to power nearly 80,000 homes, but loses $60 million a year, due to other energy options being utilized by residents. The Oswego plant is not the only New York State power plant facing financial instability, though officials stated that Indian Point will not be affected by the decision to close. Despite state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent attempts to shut down the Westchester plant because of its dangerous proximity to residential areas and New York City, Entergy is in the process of relicensing the facility. The Oswego plant will most likely close in 2017, though Cuomo stated his office will work to prevent the shutdown in order to save hundreds of employees’ jobs.

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