57246 Ferry Landing Road
Shadyside, OH 43947
Year Opened: 1944Planned to switch from coal to biomass to stay open as a wood burning power plant (312 MW nameplate @ up to 100% biomass; certification granted; 09-1940-EL-REN), but this was defeated in 2011 and the coal plant will be closing instead.
March 30, 2011: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has revoked FirstEnergy Generation Corporation's renewable energy certification for the conversion of the 312-megawatt Burger facility from coal to woody biomass. The revocation follows FirstEnergy's March 3 motion to withdraw its application, on the grounds that "biomass is not economically feasible," according to PUCO.
Updated on 11-01-2010