Georgia Power to Retire 15 Oil- and Coal-Fired Plants

Georgia Power to Retire 15 Oil- and Coal-Fired Plants

Georgia Power says it plans to phase out 15 aging oil- and coal-fired power plants, totaling 2,061 MW, in a move touted by environmental groups as a win for renewable energy.

The cost to comply with existing and future environmental regulations, recent and forecasted economic conditions, and lower natural gas prices contributed to the decision to close these plants, according to Georgia Power, the state’s largest utility and the largest arm of mega energy company Southern Company.

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