As parts of the United States face potential power shortages this year, grid operators across the country are turning to keeping older coal and gas-fired power plants running longer and harder.
The extra mileage put on these powerhouse versions of older clunkers, some of which are already set to be retired, has raised concerns that some could break down when needed most. It has also led to complaints from power plant owners that they should be paid more to ensure that older facilities are staffed and properly maintained if they are to be put into use longer. expected.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-leans-on-aging-power-plants-to-keep-the-lights-on-11652693581?mod=pls_whats_news_us_business_f America Leans on Aging Power Plants to Fend Off Electricity Shortages