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In what is becoming a broken record - here is the latest in a growing list of coal retirements for the 2020s.

The company also announced its next phase of coal plant closures in Illinois and Ohio with a combined capacity of more than 6.8 GW, by 2027. The plan has the following timeline:

  • End of 2022: Edwards Power plant, Bartonville, Illinois, 585 MW, in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator.
  • End of 2025: Baldwin Power Plant, Baldwin, Illinois, 1,185 MW; Joppa Power Plant, Joppa, Illinois, 1,002 MW (plus 239 MW of gas turbines), both in MISO.
  • End of 2027: Newton Power Plant, Newton, Illinois, 615 MW, in MISO; and Kincaid Power plant, Kincaid, Illinois, 1,108 MW, Miami Fort Power Plant, North Bend, Ohio, 1,020 MW, and Zimmer Power Plant, Moscow, Ohio, 1,300 MW, all three in the PJM Interconnection.

Its also good to see the large chunks of solar & Solar that Vistra will be adding in TX.

                                               

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Matt Chester on Sep 30, 2020

Vistra President and CEO Curt Morgan in an investor call said his company is "well positioned to participate in the renewable and battery storage transformation."

This is a key insight from the CEO-- once companies feel they're ready to dive in and benefit from the energy transition, then they are comfortable shuttering their coal assets. 

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