Coal

NYSEG delays closings

Issue 10 and Volume 100.

NYSEG delays closings

New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG) has announced plans to delay closings of Jennison Generating Station in Bainbridge and Hickling Generating Station in East Corning from Dec. 1, 1996, to mid-1997. “We are pleased with the state legislature`s recent passage of a tax credit for the beneficial use of waste tires. This legislation is essential to helping make these plants competitive,” said Jack Roskoz, NYSEG`s executive vice president. Gov. George Pataki is expected to sign the bill, which will give companies a tax credit for using waste tires for energy recovery, retreading or in marketable products. NYSEG has been burning tire chips mixed with coal at Jennison station since 1994. The company is expecting to receive a permit soon from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to co-fire tires with coal at Hickling Station.