Coal Decline

U.S. Energy Information Administration data show many power plants are closing or ending their use of coal. This map shows all major electric power plants in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

Those with black circles have closed or have announced closure in coming years.

Those with red circles have shut down some coal-burning generators, but continue to operate, often using other fuels.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration October 2018 860M report. The 860 reports include only plants with 1 megawatt or greater of combined nameplate capacity. Only plants that have closed since October 2015 are included on this map.
Map by Alexandra Kanik