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South Carolina Poised to Transform Former Coal-Fired Plant Into a Gas Utility as Public Service Commission Approves Conversion

Legislature must vote to approve the former coal-fired power station in Canadys to be revamped as a gas facility

Halfway towards the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina’s Edisto River flows through the tiny neighborhood of Canadys and past a shell of a retired coal-fired power station. This month that long-shuttered power plant was resurrected as a key to South Carolina’s energy future when the state’s Public Service Commission approved two utilities’ plans to work together on its transformation into one of the nation’s largest gas power stations.