This is a photo of Dayton Power & Light J.M. Stuart Station, located on the Ohio River. CONTRIBUTED.

DPL prepares to sell two Adams County power plants

DPL Inc. is preparing to sell two Adams County power plants it retired last year.

In twin letters copied to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, an attorney for AES Ohio Generation gives notice that “ownership and operation” of the J.M. Stuart power station and the Killen power station will be transferred to Kingfisher Development Co., effective Friday.

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The letters say AES intends to apply to the EPA to transfer the permits for both stations to Kingfisher, which has a Fenton, Mo. mailing address.

A spokeswoman for Dayton Power & Light Monday confirmed that the stations remained retired and that a sale is pending. She declined to offer further immediate details, saying an announcement is planned for Friday.

Kingfisher Development has the same street address as Aton Environmental, an environmental and real estate services company in Missouri. The company performs environmental assessments, among other services, for its clients.

A message seeking comment was sent to a representative of Aton.

Arlington, Va.-based AES Corp. owns DPL. DPL Inc.’s subsidiaries include Dayton Power and Light. 

In May 2018, DPL said the two stations had been retired, in response to “declining market conditions.”

While the plants operated, DP&L directly or indirectly employed nearly 700 people at the two coal-fired power plants.

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J.M. Stuart station is a 1,755 megawatt facility co-owned by AES Ohio Generation, Vistra Energy and American Electric Power (AEP) with coal-fired and diesel-fired generating units.

Killen Station is a 618 megawatt facility co-owned by AES Ohio Gen and Vistra Energy with a coal-fired generating unit and combustion turbine.

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