Examines the issues poised to shape the North America power industry in 2015 and beyond, including: EPA's Clean Power Plan and other low carbon policies; growth prospects for wind and solar power; the return of meaningful demand growth; fallout from low natural gas prices; prospects for "surprise" generator retirements or retirement delays; final disposition of FERC Order 745 and the impacts on demand response; and, changes to capacity market designs and implications for capacity prices.
Table of contents
Will the EPA issue a final rule on the Clean Power Plan? Will it Matter?
What is future of wind power?
Will 2015 position Solar Power for continued explosive growth?
Will sustained demand growth finally materialize?
Fallout from another year of low natural gas (and coal and oil) prices
Will we see more surprise nuclear and coal retirements – or saves ?
Will FERC Order 745 be reinstated or not?
What will Capacity Market design changes mean for prices?