Report: Proposed Yaphank power plant could cost LI billions

Officials say it could cost Long Island ratepayers over $3 billion to build and equip a new mega power plant in Yaphank.  The new Caithness 2 power plant would be built in an open lot next to the current

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2014, 3:45 PM

Updated 3,705 days ago

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Officials say it could cost Long Island ratepayers over $3 billion to build and equip a new mega power plant in Yaphank. 
The new Caithness 2 power plant would be built in an open lot next to the current Caithness power plant.
The construction price-tag is just over $1 billion. However, financing and payments in lieu of taxes could push the cost to over $3 billion, according to Newsday .
PSEG is still studying the need for the plant and the developer is seeking tax breaks of $68 million.


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