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Georgia Power seeks to shut down some units

ATLANTA — Georgia Power executives say they will ask state regulators for approval to shut down some operations across the state, including some coal-fired generating units.

Company officials said in a statement Monday they will request approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission to decertify and retire the 15 units.

The company said several factors, including economic conditions and the cost to comply with existing and future environmental regulations, contributed to the decision to close the units.

Units that would be decertified are in Putnam, Coweta, Glynn and Chatham counties.

Georgia Power said most of the units are coal-fired generating units. Two units at Plant McManus in Glynn County are oil-fired; and one unit at Plant Kraft in Chatham County is oil- or natural gas-fired.

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Award88 1 year, 7 months ago

Translation, thank you Obama for driving up the regulatory cost on our power companies. Are you all ready to pay more for electricity? I have to hand it to Obama, he did say he was going to bankrupt the coal industry, and it looks like that is one promise he is poised to keep.

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R 1 year, 7 months ago

Look on the bright side, we should be able to ship that idled coal to China so they it can burn it...

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Kent 1 year, 7 months ago

The Marxist in chief has promised to shut down the coal industry and thanks to his control of the the EPA our power bills will increase dramatically with this back door tax. He is flat out lying when he claims the he does not want to increase taxes on the middle class.

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CD 1 year, 7 months ago

And I suppose Obama is forcing GP to continue to charge ratepayers for any fuel not consumed at shutdown and then continue to charge ratepayers for the decommissioned assets even beyond that time? The fact is that some of the units are at or beyond their design life and this is just the best way to screw the ratepayers and hopefully distract from the larceny at the Vogtle expansion.

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