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: Police: Man Falsely Reports His Vehicle As Stolen, Googles 'How To Set Your Car On Fire And Make It Look Like An Accident'
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: Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Paying Struggling Restaurants To Provide For Food Insecure Communities
More than 200 people work at the Mansfield Plant.MORE NEWS: US Attorney Scott Brady Announces Resignation
President Trump previously said he wanted to keep coal-fired and nuclear power plants from closing.