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AEP gains court approval for modified plan to retire Indiana coal-fired units

July 18, 2019

An Ohio federal court has approved American Electric Power’s agreement to accelerate its emissions reductions plan that now includes retiring its coal-fired Rockport Plant in Indiana by the end of 2028, the utility giant announced Thursday.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio approved the latest modification in a 12-year-old consent degree involving AEP, the EPA, Sierra Club and several states. Under a former federal court order dating back two years, AEP would have spent $1.4 billion on installing scrubbers at the Rockport’s Unit 2.

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