UPDATE 1-FirstEnergy to shut two Pennsylvania coal power plants
July 9 (Reuters) - U.S. power company FirstEnergy Corp said Tuesday it expects to deactivate two coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania by Oct. 9, due to weak power prices and the high cost of complying with stricter environmental rules.
The plants are Hatfield's Ferry in Masontown and Mitchell in Courtney, the company said in a release.
Together, the company said they can generate 2,080 megawatts (MW), representing about 10 percent of the company's total generating capacity. One megawatt can power about 1,000 homes.