Several major coal-burning power plants in the Midwest that faced an uncertain future will remain in operation as a result of a state regulatory decision and a business transaction between two energy companies in April. In Indiana, Indianapolis Power & Light Co.’s (IP&L) 1,700-megawatt (MW) Petersburg generating station in Pike County was saved from potential closure in 2018 when the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) approved the utility’s application to spend $76 million on pollution controls.

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