Vistra Corp. Speeds Move From Coal With Faster Plant Closure (1)

April 7, 2021, 7:36 PM; Updated: April 7, 2021, 8:51 PM

Vistra Corp. is speeding its effort to shut coal-fired plants while seeking Illinois aid to help replace the energy—all part of its effort to change how it powers businesses and households in the state.

The company said Tuesday that its Joppa, Ill.-based plant will shut down no later than Sept. 1, 2022, three years earlier than previously announced. It’s the sixth coal-fired facility Vistra has said since 2018 it will close. The company plans to shutter all coal-fired plants by 2027.

The company plans to spend $550 million refurbishing nine coal-fired plants in central and southern Illinois to utility-scale solar...

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