Ohio Edison closes coal-fired plant

SHADYSIDE, OHIO - Ohio Edison Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation, permanently shut down the two remaining units at the coal-fired R. E. Burger Power Station in Shadyside, Ohio recently.

In 2005, FirstEnergy announced that it would convert the plant to a biomass-fired facility.

The project fell through because of market prices, and the company decided to close the plant. The units will be dismantled and parts will be transferred to other plants and sold to vendors.

The facility was built in the 1940s with three oil-fired peaking units. In the 1950s, Ohio Edison added a coal-fired peaking unit and two coal-fired base load units. All units were Siemens with a Babcock & Wilcox dry bottom boiler. The plant had a total generating capacity of 413 megawatts.


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