FirstEnergy West Virginia coal plant staves off 2019 deactivation

Utility Dive: In a reversal of recent trends, a large coal plant in West Virginia has gotten a new lease on life — though the extension has more to do with complicated bankruptcy proceedings than a sign of the fuel's resurgence.

The deal was approved by the bankruptcy court in September, extending the date of decommissioning, FirstEnergy spokeswoman Jennifer Young told Utility Dive. However, "a transfer date has not yet been set," she said.

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