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Owner reaffirms 2017 closing of Brayton Point plant

Loss of coal-fired facility, one of state’s dirtiest generators, may raise prices

Power struggle

Brayton Point power plant in Somerset will shut down in 2017. The coal-fired facility becomes the third in the region with plans to close, as more users gravitate toward natural gas. However, the Interstate Reliability Project should help offset Brayton’s retirement.

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