According to a report from Tompkins County Legislator Michael Sigler, the Cayuga Power Plant will be closing down next year. The power plant is planning on converting the plant into a data center and “becoming a significant energy user instead of producer,” according to Sigler.
The announcement was made during a Town of Lansing Board meeting on May 15. The power plant was originally planning on remaining as a power producer by switching its source of energy from coal to natural gas. According to Sigler, the plant “has seen this move coming and has a plan for the future,” that plan being converting the plant into a data center.