Monday, February 20, 2017

Foggy morning

The fog down by the river was pretty intense this morning. You couldn't see the other side. You could hardly see anything unless you were right on top of it.

At one point, I thought I heard a boat going by, partly from the sound of its engines and partly because I thought I heard the sound of a barge echoing the sound of a metal tool dropped on it. But after a few minutes I checked the water's surface, and there was no wake, so I must have been hearing something else.

There were few Canada geese feeding on the grass.

And there were some ducks swimming in the river. But other than that, there was little to see.

Trying to keep two power plants running

People in Adams County, Ohio, are doing their best to prevent Dayton Power & Light from shutting down the Killen and Stuart power plants along the Ohio River next year.

The two plants generate about $9 million in annual property taxes for the county and other political entities, the motion says. The Manchester School District alone gets $5.6 million in annual revenue from the plants...

Another coal-fired power plant demolished

The former Kammer power plant south of Moundsville, W.Va., is being demolished, and the property has been sold to a private developer.

According to the story in the Wheeling newspaper

With demolition already underway on portions of its closed Kammer Plant, American Electric Power recently sold the former coal-fired electricity generator to the Frontier Group of Companies for redevelopment.

Frontier is the same firm that recently purchased 1,100 acres of former Weirton Steel Corp. property for demolition and redevelopment and acquired the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Mingo Junction plant in 2012.

Last fall, AEP sold its Tanners Creek power plant property to the state of Indiana for possible future development as a river port.

AEP has at least one other shuttered power plant along the Ohio whose future is unknown to the rest of us, that being the Philip Sporn plant a few miles below the Racine Locks and Dam.