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.