More Than 100 U.S. Coal-Fired Plants Replaced or Converted to Natural Gas Since 2011

According to newly published data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 121 U.S. coal-fired power plants — mostly in the eastern half of the country — were repurposed to burn other types of fuels between 2011 and 2019. Of these plants, 103 were converted to or replaced by natural gas-fired plants, including five plants in Ohio. 8/5/2020