US coal-fired unit retirements, Part II: a refined look at supplier risk

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Report summary

Our recent Insight, "US coal-fired retirements: high risk to low sulphur production" analysed 2012 coal deliveries to plants that will, or are expected to, experience some level of coal-fired unit retirement by 2021. In this Insight we refine our analysis to consider retirements at the unit level and provide an assessment of supplier risk on that basis.

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Table of contents

  • Weak dark spreads coupled with MATS compliance costs doom coal-fired generation
  • Supplier risk will fall into several categories
  • Surviving coal units will run at higher capacity factors

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  • Coal-fired capacity retirements by census region* (MW)
  • Estimated 2012 basin consumption at retiring units*
  • Estimated 2012 supplier consumption at retiring units
  • Actual 2012 and forecast EGU consumption

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