NRG Won’t Convert Coal Electric Plant to Utica Gas After All

disappointmentThis is disappointing. For over a year utility and electric generating giant NRG had planned to convert a coal-fired electric generating plan in Avon Lake (Lorain County), OH to burn Utica Shale gas instead. NRG’s plan includes building a $40 million, 20-mile pipeline to feed the Avon plant. That pipeline was finally approved in June (see OH Agency Greenlights NRG Utica Pipeline to Feed Electric Plant). The disappointment is that NRG has just announced they will not convert the plant from coal to natgas after all–at least not any time soon. Instead, they will add new pollution control equipment and continue burning coal. Why the change in plan? Part of the reason has to do with bats…

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