Dayton Power & Light Mulling Closure of Two Coal Plants

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Company officials at Dayton Power & Light have said the company is considering closing two coal-fired power stations near the Ohio River.

Spokeswoman Mary Ann Kabel said the company is involved in ongoing discussions to find sustainable solutions to market-driven financial challenges, in particular the higher cost of running coal-fired stations, the Dayton Daily News reported.

The utility hasn’t set a date for making a decision on the potential closures.

The two facilities targeted for potential closure are the 618-MW Killen station in Manchester and the 2,318-MW J.M. Stuart station in Aberdeen. Both are among the utility’s oldest.

DP&L owns a 67 percent stake in the Killen station and a 35 percent stake in Stuart. Together, the two employ 490.

Currently, two-thirds of DP&L’s power generation is coal-fired while the remainder comes from natural gas. 

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