Maryland expected to be coal-power free by 2025 after announcement of plant shutdown date
Two other coal power plants in Maryland — Brandon Shores and H.A. Wagern in Curtis Bay — previously announced plans to stop burning coal by 2025.
The owner of a 205-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Maryland has set a retirement date for the facility, which means the state will have no energy resources powered by coal in 2025.
The Warrior Run power plant in Cumberland, Maryland, will stop burning coal on June 1, 2024, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Two other coal power plants in Maryland — Brandon Shores and H.A. Wagern in Curtis Bay —- previously announced plans to stop burning coal by 2025.
In an email to the Sun, a spokesperson for the AES Corp., which owns the Warrior Run plant, said the company is considering other electrical generation options for the site.
“Since 2016, AES has been transforming our portfolio and accelerating our decarbonization goals, including our intent to exit coal,” AES said in the statement.
According to the Energy Policy Research Foundation, since the 2015 Paris Agreement in which 196 countries agreed to limit carbon dioxide emissions, the cumulative net worldwide coal-generation capacity has increased by 206.3 gigawatts due the building of new coal plants in Asia.