Phillip Sporn Power Station in New Haven, W.V.

Appalachian Power shut down three coal-fired power plants in our state this weekend, saying that “it would be cost-prohibitive to equip them to comply with new federal emission standards.”

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The move was announced in 2011 according to the AP and included three other coal power stations in Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. 690 employees worked at all six plants when the announcement was made.

The Three Plants:

  • Kanawha River Power Station in Glasgow
  • Kammer Power Station near Moundsville
  • Phillip Sporn Power Station in New Haven