(ABC 6 News) - Rochester Public Utilities staff presented the decommissioning plan for the Silver Lake Plant to the RPU Board Tuesday afternoon.
As we've reported, RPU originally announced its plan to decommission the plant back in August, but it's taken nearly a year to put the actual plan together on how to decommission the plant. In the end, the plant will not only stop using coal, but stop generating electricity all together.
As a result, RPU expects to save an estimated $44 million over the next seven years.
"The decommissioning of SLP is not just about cost savings or a cheaper kWh, it is about positioning RPU for the near term and post SMMPA (2030)," said RPU General Manager Larry Koshire.