For the first time in several years, Solar Sources Inc.’s Cannelburg surface steam coal mine in Daviess County, Indiana, is back in production, to help fulfill new sales contracts and for blending purposes, according to Felson Bowman, Solar’s chairman who founded the company more than 40 years ago.

Cannelburg’s varying degrees of sulfur content give Solar more flexibility in servicing contracts. The mine is helping to supply a new contract with Indianapolis Power & Light Co., whose 1,700-megawatt Petersburg power plant is located in neighboring Pike County. Petersburg is the only remaining coal plant of IP&L, a subsidiary of Arlington, Virginia-based AES Corp.
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