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1604, 2019

Vistra, greens at odds over Illinois solar + storage bill that would preserve coal plants

April 16th, 2019

“Dive Brief:

  • Vistra Energy is calling for state lawmakers to pass the Illinois Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act of 2019, a bill it says will help keep its uneconomic coal plants online another five years while supporting the development of more clean energy.
  • The legislation would repurpose downstate coal plant sites to solar and energy storage, resulting in approximately 500 MW of new […]
1304, 2019

Facing likely closures, owner of Southern Illinois coal power plants supports bill to help repurpose sites for solar, energy storage projects

April 13, 2019

“We know that drastic changes are imminent,” said Meranda Cohn, Vistra’s director of media relations and corporate affairs.

The company says 75 percent of its generating capacity in the region “at risk of being shut down,” according to Cohn. Amid that backdrop, Vistra argues that the Illinois Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act provides a way to more “responsibly transition” for plant employees, […]