Tuesday, March 21, 2017

DP&L says Stuart and Killen will close next year

The announcement came yesterday. Here is what I wrote for my employer's website today.

I wanted to ask the company exactly what unfavorable economic conditions existed. Was it the multiple ownership of the plants? Was it the cost of fuel? Could they not compete with cheaper power on the grid? Was it the cost of repairs to the explosion at Stuart a few weeks ago?

But the company would not comment beyond the state it issued.

All know is that several million tons of coal will not be delivered to the plant by barge 18 months from now. Some people hail that as a victory. Some see it as a calamity.