Rep. Kaptur, Mayor Zilka, NRG Exec To Discuss Avon Lake Power Plant

MEDIA ADVISORY

FRIDAY MORNING 10am: AVON LAKE POWER PLANT

Rep. Kaptur, Mayor Zilka, NRG Exec
To Discuss Avon Lake Power Plant


Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will join Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka and NRG Energy regional president Lee Davis at the Avon Lake power plant, where NRG plans to add gas-firing capability.

NRG officials announced Monday in Houston that they intend to keep the plant open and retrofit existing coal-fired boilers to burn natural gas by the summer of 2016.

The plant had been expected to close, but now will remain operational to feed power into the grid during “peak load” times, such as extremely hot days. The retrofitted plant would retain approximately half the current work force of approximately 75.

WHO: Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
Lee Davis, East Region President, NRG Energy, Inc.

WHAT: News Conference – Future of the Avon Lake Power Plant

WHEN: FRIDAY MORNING, 10 A.M.

WHERE: Avon Lake Power Plant, Lake Road

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For additional information: Steve Fought (703) 587-8165