Ohio to Lose Two More Coal-Fired Generation Plants

Ohio will be down to nine coal-fired plants — providing 9,000 megawatts (MW) of generation — after Texas-based Vistra Energy, an OMA Connections Partner, shutters two power stations near Cincinnati in the next six years.

Hannah News Service (subscription) reported this week that “the state will lose more than 2,500 MW at the Miami Fort and W.H. Zimmer coal plants with the company’s continued transition from high-carbon technologies to gas-fired and renewable sources.”

The coal plants “remain economically challenged,” Vistra said, noting that the retirements reflect the major technology investments that would be required to comply with federal environmental regulations. 10/6/2020