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Has the EPA Clean Power Plan initiated a new round of near-term coal plant retirements?


Has the EPA Clean Power Plan initiated a new round of near-term coal plant retirements?

Report summary

The EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) may already be having an impact in the near-term, namely the “unexpected” announced closures or natural gas conversions of several coal-fired generators, with owners specifically referencing carbon regulations in several instances.  This Insight summarizes some of these actions and explores whether or not there could be more near-term coal retirements as a result of the CPP, with particular focus on a group of Texas coal plants.

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This Power Markets Insight report highlights the key issues surrounding this topic, and draws out the implications for those involved.

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  • Is CPP already beginning to influence coal plant investment decisions ?
  • Preliminary CPP analysis shines a spotlight on Texas
    • Table 1 2013 Operating statistics of at-risk Luminant coal units
  • Market design impacts where potential “surprise” retirements may occur

In this report there are 2 tables or charts, including:

  • Is CPP already beginning to influence coal plant investment decisions ?
  • Preliminary CPP analysis shines a spotlight on Texas
    • Has the EPA Clean Power Plan initiated a new round of near-term coal plant retirements?: Table 1
  • Market design impacts where potential “surprise” retirements may occur
    • Figure 1 Potential incremental coal capacity that could forego MATS retrofits and retire or refuel in the near-term
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