A study funded by environmental groups concludes Dynegy-Vistra’s coal-fired power plants in downstate Illinois will likely close by 2025 without causing reliability issues.
The regional grid operator’s plan focuses on fuel supply disruptions and ignores potential benefits of renewables.
The “21st century” development will include a tech incubator, renewable energy, and greenhouse warmed by waste heat.
FirstEnergy’s request for an emergency order isn’t the only play to bolster coal and nuclear plants at customers’ expense.
Customer groups’ petition says they shouldn’t keep paying to operate Pleasant Prairie coal plant after its closure.