FirstEnergy West Virginia coal plant staves off 2019 deactivation
October 22, 2018
FirstEnergy announced last week that it will not shutter its 1,300 MW coal-fired Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia next year as previously announced, and the plant will instead continue operating into 2022. The change is part of the bankruptcy proceeding to the company’s unregulated generation subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions (FES). The plant, owned by FirstEnergy subsidiary Allegheny Energy Supply, will remain operating until it is transferred to FES’ creditors to give them more time to make decisions about its future.