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2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus

2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus

2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus (pdf) By David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

February 24, 2015 Read More →
Report:  No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

Report: No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

No Evidence of a Turnaround at Prairie State (pdf) By David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis

September 25, 2014 Read More →
Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise (pdf).

August 29, 2012 Read More →

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Duke Energy’s $3.5 Edwardsport coal experiment: ‘A catastrophe’ for ratepayers

Indianapolis Business Journal: A consumer group is calling on Indiana utility regulators to revoke or modify approval of Duke Energy Corp.’s massive Edwardsport power plant, saying it is costing Indiana ratepayers too much money and has fallen far short of the company’s promises for producing low-cost electricity since going into service in 2013. Citizen Action […]

August 2, 2018 Read More →
IEEFA update: Duke Energy’s costly Edwardsport coal-gasification project continues to underperform

IEEFA update: Duke Energy’s costly Edwardsport coal-gasification project continues to underperform

A multibillion-dollar hit to Indiana ratepayers

Duke Energy’s 5-year-old gasified coal power experiment in Edwardsport, Ind., has turned out to be a catastrophe for ratepayers. That’s the main conclusion of the testimony I submitted yesterday to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on the plant, which was sold at the outset as a cost-effective integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project that burns […]

Indiana Utility Officially Closes Coal Plant

Northwest Indiana Times: The two coal-fired generators at NIPSCO’s Bailly Generating Station will be shut down permanently Thursday night as part of the power company’s plan to reduce reliance on coal. The [604 MW] Bailly plant, on 100 acres near the Port of Indiana and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, dates to 1962. It became […]

June 1, 2018 Read More →

Indianapolis Utility Continues Shift Toward Gas and Renewables

Platts: The startup of Indianapolis Power & Light Company’s Eagle Valley combined-cycle natural gas plant marks a shift toward gas as the utility’s largest power generation source, replacing coal, the company said Monday. “Our future is focused on accelerating cleaner, smarter and affordable options for our customers and we are proud of the efforts we’ve […]

May 15, 2018 Read More →

Data Center Is Planned at Closed State Line Coal Plant

Midwest Energy News: A century ago, the State Line coal-fired power plant in northwest Indiana helped Chicago develop thriving industry and electrify public transportation. Soon, the former power plant’s site on the shore of Lake Michigan may again become a driver of the area’s success in the modern-day digital economy. A group of developers including […]

April 30, 2018 Read More →

Another ‘Clean Coal’ Project Pops Up, This Time in Indiana

Indianapolis Star: Greg Merle, whose company is pitching what he hopes — what he believes — might just be the answer for a declining industry desperate to remain viable. Betting on ‘clean coal’: Why some see it as a crucial part of our energy future — and some don’t Merle is the president of Riverview […]

March 19, 2018 Read More →

Vectren Will Close Three Coal Plants in Indiana as Part of Plan for ‘Smart Energy Future’

POWER: An Indiana utility has confirmed it will close three coal-fired power units, replacing that generation with a proposed natural gas-fired facility along with additional solar power. Evansville, Indiana-based Vectren Corp., a holding company whose assets include Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana-South, on February 20 released its Smart Energy Future strategic plan, designed to reduce Vectren’s […]

February 27, 2018 Read More →

U.K. Company in 300-Turbine U.S. Wind Project for Northern Indiana

Associated Press: A British-based energy company is working on plans for a wind farm with perhaps more than 300 turbines in parts of three northern Indiana counties. Officials with Renewable Energy Systems are looking at locations in Cass, Fulton and Miami counties for the project. Company development director Brad Lila tells the (Logansport) Pharos-Tribune that […]

November 20, 2017 Read More →

Op-Ed: Politicians Against the Sun

CNBC: Politicians influenced by fossil fuel and utility companies are working feverishly to stifle renewable energy growth. In 2015, Nevada lawmakers passed a bill that allowed utilities to charge rooftop solar customers extra. The state’s solar industry was effectively frozen as a result. Within a month three major solar companies, SolarCity, Sunrun and Vivint, announced […]

September 19, 2017 Read More →

Analyst: U.S. Coal Industry Must Consolidate

SNL: The coal industry is “too fragmented” to command pricing power and is in need of consolidation, according to a new note from Seaport Global Securities LLC analysts. Analyst Mark Levin wrote in a June 20 note that the industry has “too many suppliers chasing too few tons.” The report cites a recent claim that […]

June 21, 2017 Read More →