Media statement: Co-op boards vote to approve the sale of the Coal Creek power plant

Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow for Energy and the Environment at Center of the American Experiment issued the following statement regarding the sale: 

“Center of the American Experiment applauds the news that co-op boards around the state have voted to approve the Coal Creek power plant sale because this plant is crucial for the reliability of the electric grid.

More than 800 rural electric co-op member-owners signed American Experiment’s petition supporting the sale because they understand how vital reliable, affordable energy is to our modern lives. We are proud to have played such a pivotal role in saving the power plant.

Coal Creek is an indispensable part of our energy infrastructure because it provides reliable electricity when the sun isn’t shining, and the wind isn’t blowing. In fact, federal data show that during the February 2021 polar vortex, there were several hours when the Coal Creek Station (1,150 megawatts) produced more electricity than all of the wind turbines in the 15-state regional electric grid (22,040 megawatts) combined.” 

Media Contact:

Allison Payne, 314-413-8791

Allison.Payne@americanexperiment.org