GenOn Holdings, Inc. has initiated the method to retire the three coal-fired electrical producing items situated at its Dickerson, Maryland producing station.
The three coal items comprise roughly 540 megawatts of electrical producing capability. Dickerson Units 1, 2, and three got here on-line in 1959, 1960, and 1962 respectively and have safely and reliably served the electrical wants of Maryland and the encompassing space for the previous 60 years.
The determination to provoke the retirement of the Dickerson coal items is pushed by unfavorable financial situations and elevated prices related to environmental compliance. Deactivation of the coal fired items is topic to a 90-day reliability overview interval by PJM. Once the PJM overview interval is full, GenOn will provoke a deactivation course of and a step plan discount within the workforce on the Dickerson web site. GenOn will present advantages frequent on this scenario to all affected workers, together with severance funds and entry to healthcare.
GenOn will proceed to function the roughly 31 2 megawatts of pure gasoline and oil-fired producing capability additionally situated on the Dickerson web site.
GenOn is a aggressive unbiased energy producer that owns roughly 10,875 MW of electrical era amenities primarily situated within the Northeast United States and in California.
(Source: GenOn – Image: Dickerson energy station/Will Parson)
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