Skip to comments.APCO announces coal-fired power plant closures (WV)
Posted on 01/29/2014 7:53:07 AM PST by Timber Rattler
Appalachian Power President and COO Charles Patton tells WVVA that the Glen Lyn power plant will be closing and that EPA regulations are playing a major role.
The Kanawha River plant, which is just outside of Charleston, and the Sporn units near Point Pleasant, will also be closing.
Another one of APCO's Virginia plants will be converted to natural gas in lieu of closing.
Patton says it would cost Appalachian Power at least 200 to 300 million dollars to upgrade these plants to meet EPA standards. Company officials are doing everything they can to curb job loss from these plant closures.
(Excerpt) Read more at wvva.com ...
APCo asks customers to conserve energy, January 28, 2014
Same company---APCO is a subsidiary of AEP.
The first thing an attacking enemy does is take out your power infrastructure.
Not only are jobs lost at the power plant but also in WVA’s coal mines.
obama said he was going to do this prior to elections (use the EPA to shut down coal plants). We tried screaming from the rooftops about the closures of these plants as a result of bad policy. Stupid ass unions and LIV’s voted for the guy anyway. I wonder how soon it will be that the LIV’s put two and two together when they open their electric bill’s soon.
After years of reliably voting democrat, maybe, just maybe the voters in West Virginia will wake up.