In March, the Savannah River Power Company announced plans to shut down its Savannah Power Station, a coal-fired power plant in central Georgia that serves as the state’s largest electricity supplier.
A month later, the utility shut down all of its coal-burning power plants, including its largest, the South Carolina Generating Station, which serves as a central hub for power transmission and distribution in the South.
The power company cited climate change and the need to save water resources for the future as the reason for the decision.
Since then, there have been multiple safety upgrades to the Savannah, including an increase in air quality, a redesign of the power plant’s control systems and a change in the way it runs its generators.
But the Savannah’s power plant still isn’t up and running.
And its closure has had a significant impact on the local economy, as power plants and other facilities across the country continue to close or reduce their workforce.
In addition to the power station’s shutdown, Georgia’s power market has been affected by the loss of the coal-mining industry and the coal industry’s slow growth.
Last month, Georgia Power reported a record $9 billion deficit, and many power companies are expected to need to cut back on spending.
And, as the Associated Press reported, power plant workers are also facing an increased risk of illness, injury and other occupational hazards as a result of the closure.
The Savannah is one of the largest generators in Georgia, producing about 10 percent of the state the state produces electricity.
As part of its plan to transition to a new generation of power, the Georgia Power Commission announced it was extending the life of the Savannah to 2020.
The closure of the plant means that Georgia’s total energy supply will be reduced by about 30 percent over the next 10 years, according to a statement from the utility.
“As a result, our customers are left without power at night, when electricity is needed most,” the statement said.
“Our customers are also left without energy at the pump because of reduced supply due to the closure of our Savannah Power plant.”
It’s been almost a year since the Savannah was shut down.
The last power plant to shut its doors was in the 1980s, when the company shuttered its Savannah power plant for safety reasons, but the Savannah has remained open to electricity since the mid-2000s.
The plant is one the only coal-powered power plants in the state, according the Savannah Times.
It was shuttered in 2011 after it had been operating for more than a decade, but it still has an output of nearly 7 million megawatts, which is enough power to power about 70 percent of all Georgia households.
The South Carolina Generator Station, with an output about 12 million megawatt-hours, is one other coal-fueled power plant that has remained in operation after the shutdown.
The utility’s statement notes that “we have a very long history of having a strong commitment to our coal supply.”
But the company said that as part of the utility’s plan to “transition to a more renewable and low-carbon future,” the Savannah will need to shut more than 40 percent of its power generation by 2027.
The move is expected to have a significant financial impact on Georgia.
According to the state of Georgia, the closure will cost the state $2.6 billion.
Georgia’s loss of a coal power plant has had an impact on local communities.
According the Georgia Public Service Commission, the loss could lead to a $2 million economic impact in the future.
“This will be a big loss for the entire South Carolina region, but particularly for the South,” said Michael DeBolt, a professor of environmental and energy policy at Georgia Tech.
The loss of power to the coal power industry has had consequences for local residents. “
We have a coal workforce that has a very low skill set, and we need to diversify our workforce, and this is one way to do that.”
The loss of power to the coal power industry has had consequences for local residents.
According an Associated Press investigation, Georgia had already lost an estimated $2 billion worth of coal and coal-based power since 2015, with the loss coming largely from coal power plants.
As a result that year, South Carolina lost nearly $500 million worth of power from coal plants, according a study from the Center for Public Integrity.
That loss also came with an additional $400 million in damages, the report found.
“In my opinion, the impact on South Carolina is even greater, and the impact is even more severe,” DeBolts said.
A number of local and state officials have criticized the closure, including Governor Nathan Deal, who called the closure “an unnecessary and unnecessary cost to our citizens.”
Deal has called for a moratorium on new coal plants in Georgia and vowed to increase efforts to get renewable energy to South Carolina.
The Georgia Public