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Duke Indiana IRP adds 1,240 MW gas, keeps some coal online for almost 20 years

June 24, 2019

Almost 90% of Indiana’s electricity was produced by coal-fired plants last year, said Duke, and the company acknowledges it needs to make a change — but activists say the utility is not moving fast enough.

“Coal emits carbon dioxide when it is burned, and our customers would be hurt by harsh carbon regulations that must be met very quickly,” Duke said in its IRP overview. “Also, the cost of renewable power has been declining, and customers want cleaner power options. For all those reasons we are focused on diversifying our power generation.”

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