Georgia Power To Retire Coal, Oil Units Over EPA Regs

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 3:27 PM EST) -- Georgia Power said Monday it would seek approval from Georgia’s utility regulator to shutter 15 coal- and oil-fired generating units, saying environmental regulations and low natural gas prices made them uneconomical to operate.

If authorized by the Georgia Public Service Commission, the move would pull close to a fifth of Georgia Power’s 11,400 megawatts of total coal generation out of service.

Georgia Power, a Southern Co. subsidiary, ranks on a growing list of utilities and coal companies that have announced plans to retire coal units and...
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