N.D. coal plant draws scrutiny as part of Minnesota utility’s resource plan

Energy News Network: A Minnesota utility faces criticism from clean energy advocates for continuing to operate one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Upper Midwest.

Great River Energy’s long-range integrated resource plan, which Minnesota regulators may vote on Thursday, contains no timeline for phasing out its Coal Creek Station in Underwood, North Dakota. The power plant has two coal-fired units capable of producing 1,156 megawatts of electricity.

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