TITLE

Power plants with political megawatts

AUTHOR(S)
Kimelman, John
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Crain's New York Business;9/1/2003, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As the recent blackout demonstrates, few issues are as critical to keeping and attracting New York City businesses as an uninterrupted supply of electricity, as of September 1, 2003. Experts estimate that the city, which currently uses about 11,000 megawatts of power during peak summer periods, will in the next few years need an additional 2,000 megawatts of power. Complicating matters is the future status of Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. Recognizing the city's voracious energy appetite, companies have proposed a slew of projects to generate more power. The ten proposals on the drawing board range from plans for two 79-megawatt plants in Brooklyn to a design for a 145-mile transmission line that could carry up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity to the city from plants as far north as Canada.
ACCESSION #
10875964

 

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