SHIPPINGPORT (KDKA) — First Energy is closing its last coal-fired energy plant two years earlier than expected.
The plant in Beaver County will cease operations on November 7.READ MORE: BikePGH Launching New Series Called Bike Anywhere Week
After filing for bankruptcy, First Energy has restructured and representatives say the plant isn’t making much money due to the popularity of natural gas and renewable energy.READ MORE: Gas Leak Prompts Road Closure In Mt. Lebanon
More than 200 people work at the Mansfield Plant.MORE NEWS: Catholic Diocese Of Pittsburgh To Fully Open Churches May 31
President Trump previously said he wanted to keep coal-fired and nuclear power plants from closing.