An energy consultant is recommending the city of Springfield, Illinois, retire three of the four coal-burning generating units at its 572-megawatt (MW) Dallman plant over the next few years, although that appears unlikely to happen.
The Energy Authority report released in May also said the city’s largest and newest coal unit, 209-MW Dallman 4, should not be retired as quickly. Dallman 4 was built in 2009, making it one of the newest coal plants in the United States.
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