Texas power provider may shut plants to meet EPA rules

Texas power provider may shut plants to meet EPA rules

Texas power provider may shut plants to meet EPA rules

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Associated Press

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 9:19 PM

DALLAS (AP) — The major electric power provider for much of North and West Texas says it is considering closing or reducing operations at some of its coal-fired plants to meet new federal clean-air rules.

Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings Corp. owns Luminant Generation Co. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, it said it's considering the shutdowns or slowdowns of its plants and mines, as well as seasonal or temporary shutdowns. It's also considering installing scrubbers to remove sulfur dioxide from plant emissions.

It's unclear from the filing how the company is leaning and which plants are likeliest to be affected.

Energy Future Holdings also owns Oncor  to transmit the electricity Luminant generates and TXU Energy to market it.

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