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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Coal's Contribution to Ohio's Electricity Continues to Decline

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
In 2010, coal produced 82 percent of Ohio’s electricity. 
At that time, Ohio had 20 plants that each could produce at least 200 megawatts of power. That was more coal-fired units than any other state in the country. 
By the end of 2015, that percentage had dropped to 59 percent, according to a recent analysis by the Cleveland-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. 
Ten of those 20 coal-fired units have closed: five owned by Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp., two by Duke Energy, one by Columbus-based American Electric Power, one by NRG Energy and one by American Municipal Power. 
American Municipal Power also cancelled plans to build a new coal-fired plant in Meigs County in southern Ohio.
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