GenOn closes coal-fired power plant in Virginia

The 482 MW Potomac River coal-fired power plant in Virginia was closed Oct. 1 as part of a 2011 agreement between the city of Alexandria and plant owner GenOn Energy (NYSE: GEN).

GenOn said it would get back about $32 million that the city held in escrow to use to install emissions controls in the plant as part of an agreement signed in 2008. The plant was opened in 1949 and used both coal and oil as generating sources.

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