FirstEnergy Hopeful on State, Federal Support May 2, 2017By Jason FordneyFirstEnergy is encouraged by possible new state and federal support for nuclear and coal-fired plants, but the company said it has not changed its plan to divest its merchant generation. Tell us who you are,get 2 free articles each month. What do you want to know?Want a free trial instead? Click here.Already convinced? View pricing and plans.Already a subscriber? Log in here. Additional news on this topic:FirstEnergy Selling Merchant Fleet Despite NOPRFirstEnergy supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s call to financially support nuclear and coal-fired units, but that won’t stop the company from selling off its merchant generation fleet.FirstEnergy Shutting down Unsold Coal PlantBlocked by regulators from moving its ailing coal-fired Pleasants plant into the rate base of a subsidiary, FirstEnergy announced it will shut the plant down.FirstEnergy Closing Largest Coal Plant in Ohio; Bay Shore also in PerilFirstEnergy will retire four units at its Sammis coal-fired power plant and sell or deactivate its Bay Shore plant by 2020. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.