Ewire: State regulators weigh coal plant updates to meet EPA ash rule

June 10, 2021
Utility regulators in a trio of states are weighing whether to allow a utility to upgrade three West Virginia coal-fired power plants in order to comply with EPA’s coal ash rules, or whether the plants should be retired early in favor of lower-emitting options. The dynamic underscores the market pressures facing coal plants, even in states that support the fuel as a political matter. At issue are three coal plants in the Mountain State, for which American Electric Power (AEP)...

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