Coal

Mississippi Coal Plant to Close

By Editors of Power Engineering

Greenwood Utilities, a utility based in Greenwood, Mississippi, plans to close its coal-fired power plant by May.

The company said the 33-MW Henderson Station plant is no longer economically viable to operate, as demand for the station’s electricity fell after Mississippi utilities joined a multi-state grid manager, the Associated Press reported. Henderson Station only provides three percent of the electricity Greenwood purchases from the Municipal Energy Agency of Mississippi.

Additionally, the utility cited the age of the 57-year-old plant and its custom-made parts as a factor in its closure.