Operators of two coal-fired power plants in the United States totalling 638 MW have announced the closures of their units between 2019 and 2025.
Idaho Power plans to shut down the two units of its 522 MW North Valmy coal-fired power plant in Nevada in 2019 and 2025, respectively; the units, commissioned in 1981 and 1985, were initially planned to close in 2031 and 2035. However, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ordered the plants operators, Idaho Power and NV Energy, to conduct an economic analysis of the plant’s efficiency, prompting the companies to accelerate the closure plans.
In addition, Edgecombe Genco plans to shut down the two units of its 116 MW Edgecombe coal-fired power plant in Virginia in October 2020. The plant, previously named Cogentrix of Rocky Mount, was commissioned in 1990.