Mississippi Power plans to retire its stake in Alabama’s Plant Greene County gas-fired items 1 and a pair of within the subsequent 5 years and in addition shut the final of its coal-fired energy items.
Plant Daniel Units 1 and a pair of will probably be closed as a part of Mississippi Power’s directive to get rid of extra energy reserves. The two coal-fired items, which had been commissioned within the late 1970s and early ‘80s, are complemented by two newer gas-fired items. The facility is in Jackson County, Miss., and contains Gulf Power as a component proprietor.
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The utility, owned by Southern Co., filed its built-in useful resource plan with Mississippi regulators earlier this month detailing its schedule for letting its 40-percent stake in Plant Greene (pictured) go on the finish of every unit’s “remaining helpful life,” in keeping with Southern’s submitting with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The state’s Public Service Commission will evaluate the utility’s IRP by August. The energy plant unit retirements would require Mississippi Power to finish a number of transmission and system reliability enhancements, in keeping with the SEC submitting.
Mississippi Power owns a 40-percent stake within the items. Sister and neighboring utility Alabama Power plans to retire its stake on the similar occasions.
Green County producing plant is situated close to Demopolis in western Alabama. The plant’s producing capability is 1,200 MW using each items.
The facility was initially constructed as a coal-fired producing station and operated on that supply for 50 years. It was shifted to pure gasoline in 2016.
Alabama Power shifted the plant to gasoline after federal mandates.