June 29, 2016
Bellville News Democrat
…Dynegy’s plan to take two Baldwin units offline as well as a unit at a power plant in Newton has been blamed on an April power capacity auction that set generating prices too low for the plants to recover their operating costs.
The company announced its intent to shut down the units in May and is waiting on approval to shutter the second unit from the Midcontinent Independent Service Operator, the power grid that serves central and southern Illinois as well as areas of 12 other U.S. states and portions of Canada. MISO reviews shutdown plans to determine whether the grid can withstand the loss of power capacity a shutdown would cause…