Kentucky plant headed for early-2019 closure

first_imgKentucky plant headed for early-2019 closure FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:Henderson Municipal Power and Light in Kentucky will close its coal plant early next year and turn to the open market for its power needs, as the aging plant’s energy production is consistently more expensive than available supplies.In a letter earlier this month, the Midcontinent ISO (MISO) approved the shutdown of Units 1 and 2 effective Feb.1, 2019, after determining the generation was not necessary as a system support resource.Coal-fired generators continue to close down, and Henderson’s power plant is only the most recent example. According to the Sierra Club, the plant is the 277th coal generator to close since 2010. And new research finds closures are accelerating.The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) on Thursday released an analysis estimating 15.4 GW of coal-fired capacity will close this year, including 44 units at 22 plants. This year at least 11 GW have retired and the final tally is predicted to eclipse the previous record of 14.7 GW retired in 2015. IEEFA estimates another 21.4GW of coal-fired capacity will close over the next six years.“The competitive environment for coal-fired power in the generation marketplace is becoming ever more challenging,” Seth Feaster, IEEFA data analyst and author of the report, said in a statement. He pointed to the declining cost of renewables and natural gas prices that “are expected to remain low for the foreseeable future.”As for the Henderson plant, MISO informed Big River three weeks ago that “the decision to retire is considered final and the existing interconnection rights for the generators will be terminated as of the retirement date.”More: Kentucky coal plant to close, latest among accelerating shutdownslast_img read more

Watch: Fans make tribute video for Karl Lacey as he steps down from inter-county football

first_imgAll Sports have created a tribute video to Karl Lacey following his announcement that he will retire from inter-county football on Thursday.The video shows highlights from Lacey’s career with the music “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor.All Sports uploaded the video after the news broke of his retirement, saying it’s a “tribute to Donegal GAA’s most decorated player”. Since its publication, it has been viewed over 1,500 times. The four-time All-Star and former GAA Player of the Year stepped down from inter-county football after 14 seasons, playing a record-equalling 65 championship matches with Donegal (a record he shares with Christy Toye).Making his championship debut in 2004 as a sub in a clash against Antrim, he has since played 148 times for the Donegal senior football team.Dozens of former teammates, opponents, and supporters paid tribute to Karl on Twitter, with Rory Kavanagh saying it was a “pleasure to share the field with you!” Watch: Fans make tribute video for Karl Lacey as he steps down from inter-county football was last modified: September 2nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:allsportdonegalGAAkarl laceyretirementvideolast_img read more