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Alexandria envisions future without GenOn coal plant

The GenOn coal-fired power plant in Alexandria. Now there's a plan for what happens when it closes. If it closes. (Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post)

Of course, that doesn’t mean GenOn is going anywhere. The Alexandria Times’s David Sachs reports that GenOn is still operating on behalf of Maryland’s un-beloved Pepco, and any planning for their demise is “premature and fantasy,” a spokeswoman said.

But one study done last month said the plant may not be necessary to the Washington area power grid, and now a second study is underway. A shutdown would be well-received by some Alexandrians. The full story is here.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.


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