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Central Coast Power Plant To Close

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 12:36pm

A power plant which has been a familiar part of the landscape on the Central Coast for more than a half century is going to be closing.

Houston, Texas based Dynegy Incorporated notified the governor that it is going to shut down its 650 megawatt power plant in Morro Bay.

In the letter, Dynegy officials say it’s time to move past the legacy facility, which is powered by natural gas.  But, the company’s President and CEO says they may look at other uses power generation related uses for the site.

Plans call for the shutdown to occur next year, with officials saying they will work to relocate, or offer severance packages to the more than three dozen local employees.

There’s no indication as to what the company will do with the distinctive trio of smokestacks which have been a part of the city’s landscape for decades.

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