NRG’s Portland coal power plant to get new life burning ‘clean diesel’

May 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Energy

The two coal-burning generators at NRG’s Portland Generating Station may get a second life burning diesel fuel.

Princeton, N.J.-based NRG Energy will shut down the two coal-fired units on June 1 as part of a legal settlement reached with the states of Connecticut and New Jersey, which went to court in 2007 alleging the plant was in violation of the federal Clean Air Act.

The states charged the plant’s emissions were drifting over borders into their communities.

“Then we will look to start a project under which we will change the fuel in those units from coal to ultra low-sulfur diesel,” NRG Energy spokesman David Gaier said.

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