Hennepin Coal Plant Expects to Comply With EPA Regulation

Dynegy’s coal-powered generating station in Hennepin is one of 23 Illinois coal- or oil-burning power plants on an Environmental Protection Agency list of facilities likely covered by a new toxics rule issued this week.
Although the rule could lead to closing some U.S. plants, the Hennepin station is expected to remain operating and in compliance, according to Dynegy’s preliminary analysis of the new rule, spokeswoman Katy Sullivan said Thursday.

The plant has been working to improve its emissions since 2006, she said from Dynegy’s office in Houston, Texas.

“Illinois has some fairly stringent environmental regulations,” Sullivan said. “We’ve definitely done some upgrades. The new requirement for mercury control is similar to the Illinois mercury control that Hennepin has been complying with since 2009.”

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