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AMP-Ohio gets extension for power plant decision
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AMP-Ohio gets extension for power plant decision

COLUMBUS — “American Municipal Power-Ohio has been given another 18 months to make a decision on its proposed power plant in Meigs County, WOUB reports. The Ohio Power Siting Board in 2008 approved its plans to build a coal-fired power plant in southeast Ohio. A five-year time limit was placed […]

Coal-fired plant firing up rate payers in Galion
AMP / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Coal-fired plant firing up rate payers in Galion

GALION — “About 100 people filed into the Galion High School gymnasium Wednesday night to learn more about a controversial Aug. 29 report regarding the Prairie State coal-generated power plant. Galion and Shelby have contracts with the company through American Municipal Power Ohio, pacts that may cost both communities. David […]

Kucinich demands federal investigation of failed coal plant deal
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Kucinich demands federal investigation of failed coal plant deal

CPP customers already on the hook for $19 million, 2.5 million households across eight states overpaying for electricity CLEVELAND — “Congressman Kucinich (D-OH) is calling for a federal investigation into a series of deals surrounding investments in the Prairie State Energy Campus, a new coal power plant and related facilities […]

Town meeting will focus on  high costs of Illinois coal plant, impact on electric customers in Ohio
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Town meeting will focus on high costs of Illinois coal plant, impact on electric customers in Ohio

GALION — Ohio Citizen Action will host a town meeting in Galion, Ohio, to present the findings of a new report on the costs of the Prairie State coal plant. The plant, located in Southern Illinois, was developed by Peabody Energy, but 95% of the ownership was transferred to municipal […]

Cleveland Public Power users protest at City Hall, fear higher electric bills
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Cleveland Public Power users protest at City Hall, fear higher electric bills

CLEVELAND — “Fourteen people gathered outside Cleveland City Hall Thursday to protest what they fear will be higher electric bills resulting from Cleveland Public Power‘s investment in an Illinois electric plant. The protesters, led by mayoral candidate Donna Brown, cited a Plain Dealer story that reported city-owned CPP will pay […]

Galion and other communities could pay millions for Prairie State deal
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Galion and other communities could pay millions for Prairie State deal

GALION — “Galion purchased a 9.952 megawatt share Prairie State Energy Campus, roughly 40 percent of what Cleveland purchased said Galion City Councilwoman Roberta Wade. ‘We are trying to access what exactly that means for our municipal electrical utility as we find ourselves dealing with take-or-pay contract, unlimited liability and […]

Galion city manager says Praire State deal good for city
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Galion city manager says Praire State deal good for city

GALION — “Toy says it is true to megawatt per hour rate Galion will pay Prairie State Energy increased from the time the agreement was approved in 2007 to the time construction was completed and it started generating electricity. But he says the increase has been expected, and he does […]

Ohio cities stuck with Illinois power
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Ohio cities stuck with Illinois power

Report: Through 2025, those with a stake in coal-fired plant will pay above-market prices COLUMBUS — “Environmentalists have been critical of Prairie State because it uses coal at a time when the electric-power industry is moving toward more use of natural gas and renewable energy. The Energy Information Administration reports […]

Report: 12 AMP power customers in Ohio to pay $135 million extra
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Report: 12 AMP power customers in Ohio to pay $135 million extra

COLUMBUS — “A dozen Ohio communities will pay a premium totaling $135 million for electricity because of contracts with an Illinois power plant, according to a new report. The figure is an estimate of how much money the cities  – including Cleveland, Bowling Green and Galion – will pay for […]

REPORT: With cost of electricity up to double promised level, Prairie State coal-fired power plant to mean higher utility bill for millions in 8 states
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REPORT: With cost of electricity up to double promised level, Prairie State coal-fired power plant to mean higher utility bill for millions in 8 states

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Higher utility bills for 2.5 million ratepayers in eight states and billions of dollars in fiscal fallout for elected officials in hundreds of communities are expected now that the cost of electricity from the Prairie Energy Prairie State Energy Campus (PSEC) coal-fired power plant will be 40 […]