POWERnews [June 8, 2017]

KCP&L Will Retire Five Coal-Fired Units and One Unit Recently Converted to Gas

Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) plans to retire five coal-fired generating units at two stations by the end of next year. It will also close, by December 31,…

Kemper, Now Slated to Start in Late June, Will Need Costly Post In-Service Improvement Projects

Mississippi Power’s Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project is now expected to be in service by the end of June, but the company expects it will need post in-service…

EPA Extends Deadline for 2015 Ozone NAAQS Area Designations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving states an extra year to develop air quality plans related to the 2015-National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. In a…

Dominion to Reassess Plans for Millstone’s Continued Operation after Connecticut Nuclear Support Bill Thwarted  

Dominion Energy told POWER it will begin a “strategic reassessment” of its plans for the 2,111-MW Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut after state legislators effectively blocked a bill that…

Southern Co. to File Rate Case for Kemper IGCC, Already Economically Unviable in Face of Cheap Gas 

Southern Co. announced yet another lag beyond a new in-service date for its Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project. Along with concerns about delays and mounting cost increases…