Missouri coal-fired power plant closing in September

The Chamois Power Plant, a 66 MW coal-fired power plant in Missouri, will be closing in September, according to a report from the Jefferson News Tribune.

The Central Electric Power Cooperative Board made the decision earlier this week based on costs from upcoming environmental regulations, higher fuel delivery costs and needed on-site improvements.

According to the News Tribune, meeting 2015 requirements for controlling mercury and small ash particles would require around $4.1 million in capital expenditures and around $150,000 every year to operate the controls. A conversion to low-sulfur coal would be required for one of the plant’s two units in 2017, costing $1.9 million, and controlling sulfur dioxide emissions would require another $8 million by 2019.

In addition, the facility’s long-term contract for coal deliver will expire after 2013, and the board for CEPC said the new contract price would be significantly more expensive.

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