Major layoffs announced in western Kentucky coal mines.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – More than 500 employees in Kentucky’s coal sector will be impacted by the latest round of layoffs and terminations.
The Office for Employment and Training announced two Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notices.
Pennsylvania Coal Mine to Close
Texas coal plant layoffs and closures moving forward with state approval
Texas’ electric grid operator has approved the shutdown of two more coal-fired power plants, green-lighting the layoffs for more than 800 coal miners and power plant workers.
In November, the state’s largest power generator, Dallas-based Vistra Energy, announced plans to shutter three plants pending the approval of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Texas’ grid overseer. ERCOT has determined that the loss more than 4,000 megawatts of energy would not impact’s the grid’s reliability. One megawatt is enough to power 200 homes on a hot Texas day.