Is Natural Gas a Suitable Replacement for the Power Plant?

After this week's announcement there is a potential buyer, we want to know what you think.

Station may have a buyer interested in converting it to a natural gas plant, according to the Salem News.

The plant is scheduled to close in 2014.

A New Jersey Company, Footprint Power, which buys outdated fossil fuel plants is in talks with , the Virginia-based company that currently owns the plant, the Salem News reports.

Footprint has filed with ISO New England for a permit to hook up to the region's grid by 2016.

What do you think of these developments? Take our poll and let us know in the comments.

john February 02, 2012 at 08:28 PM
This is the best possible news that we could have hoped for and before the MHeaders get a chance to complain,I don't care what you think.
windpower February 10, 2012 at 07:15 PM
The 7% will be complaining about the use of fracked gas
john February 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM
With the price of fuel being what it is,it's obvious gas is the way to go. It's cheaper and cleaner and would be a great fit for Salem. My neighbor heats with oil and I can't believe how much more he is paying for heat compared to my gas bill. If I had oil,I would convert and probably recoup the cost in about 2 years. No more trucks, no more tank and no more smell.


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