The Homer City coal-fired power plant will continue operating, according to multiple news sources in western Pennsylvania, where the plant is located. The three-unit, 1,884-megawatt (MW) generating station in Indiana County, about 45 miles east of Pittsburgh, was thinking about shuttering one or more units, while also exploring options to add renewable energy to the site.
“We did a lot of hard work to examine and re-evaluate the operation and economics of our Homer City units,” said William A. Wexler, chairman of the board and CEO of Homer City Holdings LLC. Wexler told the Tribune-Democrat. “We’re pleased we established a path forward with our operations, supported by a talented team of employees.”
The decision comes about two months after the company reportedly asked officials at PJM Interconnection for more time to determine the amount of power the Homer City plant would bid into the wholesale electricity market for the 2023-2024 capacity auction.