Duke Energy proposes closure of five coal-fired units in Gibson County

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GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – Every three years, Duke Energy creates an Integrated Resource Plan based on guidelines from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Duke Energy announced Friday that the 2018-2037 Integrated Resource Plan calls for moving up retirement dates for five coal-fired units in Gibson County.

  • Unit 1—630 MW Advancing retirement from 2041 to 2038; 19 remaining years of operation
  • Unit 2—630 MW Advancing retirement from 2040 to 2038; 19 remaining years of operation
  • Unit 3—630 MW Advancing retirement from 2043 to 2034; 15 remaining years of operation
  • Unit 4—622 MW Advancing retirement from 2044 to 2026; 7 remaining years of operation
  • Unit 5—620 MW Advancing retirement from 2047 to 2034; 15 remaining years of operation

Duke Energy said the plan is a road map to meet energy needs using a diverse mix of power generation resources.

These plans are not final decisions, Duke Energy emphasized.

Click here to read the full release from Duke Energy.

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(This story was originally published on June 21, 2019)

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