S716 - Mountain Energy Act of 2015, Sec. 2: Modifications to Certain Requirements for Coal Ash Management at the Asheville Steam Electric Generating Plant (SL 2015-110)
Session Year 2015
Overview: Sec. 2 of S.L. 2015-110 modifies certain requirements under the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014 for coal combustion residuals surface impoundments and electric generating facilities located at the Asheville Steam Electric Generating Plant located in Buncombe County, if certain criteria concerning construction of a gas-fired generating facility and cessation of coal-fired facilities at the site are met.

This section would become effective August 1, 2016, if, on or before that date, the North Carolina Utilities Commission has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Duke Energy Progress for a new natural gas-fired generating facility, based upon written notice submitted to the Commission from Duke Energy Progress that it will permanently cease operations of all coal-fired generating units at the Asheville Steam Electric Generating Plant located in Buncombe County no later than January 31, 2020.

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