Zimmer Power Plant to close in 2022, says owner Vistra

The Zimmer Power Plant in the Village of Moscow, Ohio, employs about 150 people along the Ohio River. Owner Vistra says the power plant that opened in 1991 will be retired early in May 2022.

The years of Zimmer Power Plant was going to remain open were already numbered, but a new announcement signals it's time to start counting the days it will remain open instead.

Vistra will shut down its Zimmer Power Plant in the Village of Moscow, Ohio, by May 31, 2022, according to a company release

The electricity-generating station in Clermont County was previously scheduled to be retired no later than in 2027 based on environmental regulations. About 150 people are employed at the plant, according to Vistra. Opened in 1991, the plant has a capacity of 1,300 megawatts.

The company said the decision to close came after the plaint failed to secure any capacity revenues in the latest auction held in May by the grid operator, PJM.

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