Coal, Material Handling, New Projects

Coal-fired Cardinal Operating plant seeking supply for next three years

Ohio-based power generator Cardinal Operating Co. announced this month it is seeking bids to supply its coal-fired units for the near future.

The utility, which partners with a subsidiary of American Electric Power and the Buckeye Power cooperative on ownership of the plant in Jefferson County, Ohio, is seeking a deal for delivery beginning in next year’s first quarter and continuing for three years. The proposal packages must be received no later than May 24.

The 1,800-MW coal-fired plant has been in operation since 1967. Unit 1 is jointly owned by Cardinal and AEP Generation Resources Inc., while units 2 and 3 are owned by Buckeye Power.

The Cardinal facility is named after the state bird of Ohio. In May 2018, the company named Bethany Schunn as manager, the first woman to hold that post in the plant’s history.

Schunn was one of the panelists in the Women in Power Luncheon at last year’s POWERGEN International conference and exhibition in Orlando.

(Rod Walton is content director for Power Engineering and POWERGEN International. He can be reached at 918-831-9177 and [email protected]).

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The Future of Coal-fired Generaiton is one of the key content tracks being offered in the Summit at POWERGEN International. We will also have a Knowledge Hub focused on The Future of Conventional Power on the PGI exhibit floor.

POWERGEN International is happening Nov. 19-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.