PJM: Coal-fired power plant closures may affect reliability

PJM Interconnection FirstEnergy may not shut down coal-fired power plants Pennsylvania Hatfield's Ferry Mitchell

Operators on the PJM Interconnection say that FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) may not be able to shut down two coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania due to reliability issues, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

PJM said in the article that necessary upgrades to the transmission infrastructure to help compensate for the lost generation from the Hatfield’s Ferry and Mitchell power plants will not be ready by the proposed closure date of October 9. Together, both plants generate 2,080 MW of electricity.

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