The Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance has been created to lobby to keep open the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants in northern Ohio.
The group, which is supported by power plant owner FirstEnergy Solutions Inc., is made up of government, business and labor leaders, according to a news release.
The organization will host its kickoff news conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Ohio Statehouse Ladies Gallery in Columbus.
FirstEnergy Solutions has said it plans to shut down Davis-Besse in 2020, Perry in 2021, and the two nuclear reactors at its Shippingport, Pa., Beaver Valley facility also in 2021 unless the government intervenes.
FirstEnergy Solutions, the unregulated arm of FirstEnergy Corp. that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year, has argued in part the nuclear plants need to remain viable to keep the electric grid stable.
The Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance said it will engage legislators, policymakers and the public and advocate to preserve “the jobs, economic impact, carbon-free energy and grid reliability” provided by the nuclear plants.