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New Gas-Fired Units Would Replace Coal at Indiana Plant

June 28, 2021

CenterPoint Energy could begin construction of two new natural gas-fired units to serve electricity customers in Indiana as soon as next year, if state regulators approve the utility’s plan that includes the closure of two units of a coal-fired power plant at a site along the Ohio River.

CenterPoint’s $323-million proposal to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) is part of the utility’s long-term power generation transition. The plan includes construction of turbines to provide 460 MW of gas-fired power, perhaps as soon as 2024, along with the late 2023 retirement of two coal-fired units at the A.B. Brown Generating Station in Posey County, near Evansville.

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