Tag: shutdown

News and Policies, State

Dynegy to Shut Down 30% of Southern Illinoiss Power Generation Capacity

May 5, 2016

Via: Power Magazine

Dynegy Inc. announced on May 3 that it plans to shut down multiple Illinois coal-fueled units due mainly to the failure of the plants to recover basic operating costs in recent Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) capacity auctions. According to […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Shuttering of Seven Michigan Coal Plants to Save Ratepayers $38M

April 22, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

Consumers Energy’s 1.8 million electricity customers across the state of Michigan will see their rates drop by $38 million as a result of the utility’s shutdown on April 15 of its Classic Seven oldest coal-fired generating plants. According to the […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear power plant in Washington unexpectedly shut down

March 30, 2016

Via: Penn Energy

Washington state’s only nuclear power plant has been shut down after operators received an indication that a system used to cool equipment wasn’t working. Officials said there was no release of radiation and no danger to the public. The Columbia Generating Station […]