Coal is bad !
The IEEFA is a Pro Renewables,Anti Coal Site. I'm surprised that You're using them,Larry. I believe in Coal.
I also believe that We need a constant,available Source of reliable electricity. I believe that there has been zero attempt to consider that in the rush to ban Coal. I believe that the zeal to kill Coal has exposed the Green Movement for what it is-Vacant and Hollow.
I believe that Ohio can have a secure Electric Supply due to this Plan. I believe that We're going to be paying more for Electricity due to the Obama Endorsed Communist Green Movement. Enjoy that.
I also believe that the Corporate Capitalist Movement created a strange bedfellows alliance with the Greens for their own advantage. Enjoy that.
Our Lake Fleet was decimated. All Plants were shuttered,not sold,by an April 15th deadline regarding MATS (Mercury) Compliance. The EPA played right into Corporate Energy America's hands and carried the shield as the Bad Guy. One of the largest troubles needing a bailout was the fact that most of our heavy load users-Heavy/Mid Industrial Operations,were shuttered and sent Offshore. There was literally nowhere to send electricity to. Very interesting times for the small Consumer-You.....
You have two choices now :
1.) Go Amish,literally go off the grid and live in a manner that You find tolerable compared to the way You used to live. One problem-in an Urban,bedroom community setting,there are certain laws and rules regarding a residential structure's definition of maintained viability. I believe that there have been several Court proceedings of record where Municipalities went after Homeowners for not having a maintained Electric Supply to the residence.
2.) Stay connected,and pay the going price for what it takes to have a Dependable Electric Supply in these times. Note that Liberals don't worry about a Competent Dependable Electric Supply until the Polar Vortex arrives. Same goes for a Blazing Hot Summer. The days of simply,mindlessly flicking a switch,or plugging in have been over. You've just had to wake up to the fact.
As for me,I work for FE. I'm a Lineman. All of You know that. I'll never hide anything from All of You. I feel honestly glad that I have a dependable source available and secured for the next 8 years. If You've ever lived through Rolling Blackouts,Brownouts or Major Service Interruptions for up to 5 days,You'd understand my point.
If You want to stand idly bye and bitch,be my guest. If it was me,I'd use the time that was just bought and paid for,and come up with an alternative. You did it when You chose Coal for Heating and Hot Water. It's now time to do it for Electric. It may mean a Lifestyle Change regarding heavy load conveniences like Air Conditioning,Refridgerators,Electric Hot Water Heaters,Electric Ranges and Stoves,and of course,any type of Electric Heating.
We are just the type of Folks to leave the Herd. Let's look and see if there is a better path less travelled and do something about it.