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Southern’s Georgia Power Takes Next Step in Shutting Coal Plants

  • Utility discloses plan to retire 3.5 gigawatts of coal by 2028
  • Firm to seek power deals tied to natural gas, boost renewables
The Plant Bowen coal power station in Euharlee, Ga.

The Plant Bowen coal power station in Euharlee, Ga.

Photographer: Mike Stewart/AP Photo

Georgia Power took another step toward shutting down its coal-fired power plants as part of a pledge to be net-zero on emissions by 2050.

The Southern Co. subsidiary submitted its integrated resource plan to regulators, providing details about how it’ll replace generation from coal plants by buying power produced by natural gas and “significantly increasing” output from renewable energy sources.