Duke Energy Corp. is preparing to demolish a coal-fired power plant that's Indiana's oldest electricity-generating plant of its kind.
The plant near the White River town of Edwardsport went online in 1918, the Vincennes Sun-Commercial reported.
Duke Energy took the southwestern Indiana plant offline last spring. Next month, crews will begin demolishing the structure, which is dwarfed in size by the $3 billion coal-gasification plant Duke is building nearby.
Company spokesman Lew Middleton said Duke will turn the site into a storage area for burned coal, or slag, produced by the new plant.
The Edwardsport power plant was Indiana's first large-scale electricity generating plant. It was built by the Indiana Power Company to provide power for the inter-urban trains that once linked many of Indiana's cities and towns.