Feb. 25--SHIPPINGPORT -- Two units at the Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant are expected to restart early next week, according to a news release from FirstEnergy Corp.
The units had been offline for nearly two weeks as part of a "short out-of-service period." Company officials had previously said the units were idled because market conditions didn't warrant their operation.
The company said in the news release that restart activities will begin this weekend on Units 1 and 3 at the plant. The second unit at the facility will remain out of service "as maintenance on plant equipment is completed," the company said.
FirstEnergy said while the units were offline, the 350 employees at Bruce Mansfield "completed routine daily maintenance work that supports ongoing safe and reliable operation."
The news of the restarting of the two units comes just several days after problems were reported with Bruce Mansfield's $200 million dewatering facility that processes coal ash.
The announcement also came a day after FirstEnergy officials said there are no imminent plans to sell or deactivate the coal-fired power plant, although both options are still on the table as the company works to get out of the power generating business.
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