Ogdensburg, NY will receive more than $655,000 in back taxes from a cogeneration plant that had operated by Alliance Energy Group on the grounds of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, according to the Watertown Daily News.
The city council approved a resolution on the settlement on Oct. 26. The company had owned $97,862.92 in back taxes dating back to 2012. It agreed to settle the back taxes — $655,629.92 – if the city forgiving the accrued interest penalty. The payment is expected within the next two weeks.
The settlement came soon after the Office of Mental Health and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision released a request for information on upgrading the plant, according to the story. The AG Energy LP gas-fired plant provides energy for the Ogensburg prison and other buildings. It started operations as a 79 MW plant in 1994.
The news isn’t so dire for all cogeneration projects. Cogeneration was a large element of an upgrade project for the Longwood Central School District on Long Island, NY, that was announced in August. Of the $21 million capital improvement/energy generation bond, about $8 million was cogeneration.