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.