PADNWS-10-18-20 EEI CLOSURE_PHOTO

The three smokestacks of Electric Energy Inc. have been part of the Massac County, Ill., sky scape since the mid-1950s. The Joppa-based coal-powered plant became fully operational Aug. 5, 1955. Its current owner, Vistra Energy, has announced plans to close it by 2025 and convert it into an an energy storage facility.

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