End of an era: Deely being mothballed
The J.T. Deely coal-fired power plant, which produces enough power for at least 168,000 homes, will turn off the night of Dec. 31. The plant, which has been running since 1977, is being closed years earlier than originally planned to avoid installing $600 million in environmental controls. The plant will be mothballed, and the coal-related parts will be preserved and, eventually, sold.