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Duke's Edwardsport Plant Continues to Deal with Power Output Problems

Duke Energy's latest filing with Indiana regulators shows the company's troubled coal-gasification plant in Edwardsport generated less than 1 percent of its power capacity during February.

Duke blames February's low power output on "equipment challenge" and a decision to move up the Edwardsport plant's spring maintenance.

Company spokeswoman Angeline Protogere tells The Indianapolis Star  the plant boosted its March power production to about 44 percent of its maximum capacity through gasified coal.

Environmental and citizens' groups have asked regulators to launch a formal investigation into problems and delays that have sharply limited the plant's power output.