PUCO revokes renewable energy registrations for Conesville 3, Picway

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on April 14 terminated a renewable energy registration for the coal-fired Conesville Unit 3, operated by American Electric Power, because the unit has been deactivated.

In November 2009, the Conesville Unit 3 operator filed an application for certification as an eligible Ohio renewable energy resource generating facility. Conesville 3 is a 165-MW facility, which was to be converted to co-fire biomass along with coal or natural gas. In April 2010, the certificate was issued.

On Jan. 22, 2016, PUCO staff filed a report in this case recommending that the certificate be revoked as the generating facility has been deactivated.

The PUCO on April 14 also terminated a renewable energy registration for AEP’s Picway coal plant in Ohio. In March 2010, the company applied for certification of this 100-MW facility, which was proposed to be converted to combust up to 100% solid biomass fuel. But the plant has since been deactivated.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.