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09/16/12 — Progress Energy closes coal-fired plant in county

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Progress Energy closes coal-fired plant in county

By Steve Herring
Published in News on September 16, 2012 1:50 AM

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The coal-fired H.F. Lee plant west of Goldsboro was closed as Progress Energy Carolinas moved to natural gas to generate power.

The coal-fired H.F. Lee plant, which has provided electrical power for more than 60 years, closed Saturday. Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, retired the plant as part of its modernization efforts, which included closing all of...

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