NRG to convert two coal fired power plants to burn natural gas

NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) will convert two coal-fired plants to natural gas, according to a report from Reuters. The two power plants had previously been scheduled to be shuttered in April 2015.

NRG stated to Reuters that it had planned to deactivate the coal-fired units at its 330 MW New Castle plant in Pennsylvania and 732 MW Avon Lake plant in Ohio, but has been looking at its coal plants to see if they can be refueled or repowered since its merger with GenOn Energy last December.

According to the report, NRG expects to complete the conversion projects sometime around May 2016, pending state and local approvals.

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