Stricter environmental regulations have led to Georgia Power asking state regulators for permission to shut down 15 coal-fired and oil-fired generators, totaling more than 2,000 megawatts of electricity generating capacity.
The company expects to ask for decertification most of the coal-fired units by April 16, 2015 — the effective date that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics rule will go into effect.
The company expects to seek a one-year extension for MATS compliance for their Plant Kraft, and retire those units one-year later.
Read more at The Daily Caller. By Michael Bastasch.