As part of the move to cleaner sources of energy, Bremo Power Station stopped burning coal to create electricity in 2014 when its two units were converted to natural gas. In 2018, those units were in an idle state and were permanently retired in March 2019.
Over the past few years we have been working with state and federal regulators to responsibly close coal ash ponds on the property. In 2018, we started the process of closing two ponds at Bremo where ash will be removed from the ponds.
The ponds will be closed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental regulations and necessary permits and once necessary permits are obtained. Groundwater monitoring and reporting will continue even after the ponds are closed.