Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on February 26, 2021
Plug Power, a hydrogen fuel production facility, will build a $290-million production facility on the STAMP site in the Town of Alabama.
The governor’s office and the Genesee County Economic Development Center, confirms that the project will move forward. The company says the facility will employ 68 people.
On WBTA’s Main and Center program this morning GCEDC spokesman Jim Krencik explains what Plug Power is all about
Jim Krencik, GCDEC Marketing Director
There is a major side benefit to the PLUG power project. Chris Suozzi of the GCEDC explains that the company will fund a 450 megawatt electric substation which will benefit future developments at STAMP
GCEDC Vice-President Chris Suozzi
Plug Power says the 68 new jobs will pay, on average, $70,000 a year. The company is receiving a variety of state and local tax breaks.
Construction of the Town of Alabama facility is expected to begin this summer.
The much talked about STAMP site has had a difficult path. Potential projects never materialized.
The closest a project came was back in 2015 when a company called 13-66 Technologies said it would break ground on a 700-million dollar solor panel manufacturing park. The project fell apart three years later without a shovel in the ground.
More recently, interest in the site has been shown by Samsung who reportedly is considering STAMP as one of three locations for a milti-billion dollar facility.
For the first time in months, most nursing homes across New York State will start allowing visitors back inside their facilities today. People haven’t been able to visit their loved ones and friends due to lingering concerns about the spread of coronavirus.
After waiting patiently all season, Buffalo Sabres fans will soon have the chance to see their favorite team in-person. The franchise announced yesterday that it’ll allow people in the stands of KeyBank Center starting with the March 20th game against the Boston Bruins.