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In Reversal, Pennsylvania Nuclear Plant Will Remain Open (1)

March 13, 2020, 9:22 PM

Energy Harbor Corp. has decided not to close a Pennsylvania nuclear plant scheduled to go dark next year after the state moved to join an effort that will help reactors compete with fossil-fuel plants.

The company notified grid operator PJM Interconnection LLC on Friday that it had rescinded its 2018 deactivation notice for both units at the 1,872-megawatt Beaver Valley power plant, according to a statement.

The company said the move was prompted by Pennsylvania’s decision in October to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a multi-state carbon market requiring power plant operators to buy permits to emit greenhouse...

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