Utility demand for coal will decline significantly in the next ten years, reducing coal-fired generation to as little as 11% of the overall U.S. power generation by 2030, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service.
Among the recommendations included in a final Tennessee Valley Authority integrated resource plan is the addition of up to 2,400 megawatts of storage by 2028, between 1,500 and 8,000 MW of solar by 2028 and up to 500 MW of demand response by 2038, depending on availability and cost of the resource.
In April 2019, U.S. monthly electricity generation from renewable sources exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time based on Energy Information Administration data, EIA reported on June 26.
After years of planning and preparation, eight communities that are members of the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency at the stroke of midnight on May 1 began receiving power supplies from KYMEA’s power supply portfolio.
A new report from the American Public Power Association said that in 2019, less than 100 megawatts of coal capacity is being proposed, a dramatic decrease from a 2018 Association report that showed that there were 11,000 MW of new coal capacity being proposed.
In an effort to cut ozone pollution, New York regulators are proposing tougher air emission requirements that are expected to force about 3,400 megawatts of older peaking units to retire.
The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors on Feb. 14 approved the retirement of Paradise Unit 3 and the Bull Run facility.
If prices remain relatively low, natural gas could fuel as much as 54% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2050, according to the Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019. Conversely, if natural gas prices rise, gas-fired generation could fall to 21% by 2050.
Facing a shrinking reserve margin, Texas utility regulators have ordered the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to make a change to its “operating reserve demand curve," which will increase real-time prices when power supplies are limited.
Grand Haven, Michigan, on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, expects to decide later this year what will replace the city's 70.4-MW J.B. Sims coal-fired power plant after it generates its last electrons on June 1, 2020, according to David Walters, general manager of the local public power utility.