Policy Documents

Current State and Future Direction of Coal-fired Power in the Eastern Interconnection

ICF International –
July 12, 2013

In this U.S. Department of Energy-funded study, consulting firm ICF International found somewhere between 35 and 60 gigawatts (GW) of coal capacity is “expected to be shut down within the next three to five years because installing control equipment to become compliant will not be cost-effective, particularly in the face of low gas prices and potential future GHG restrictions.” The study also includes a state-by-state analysis of coal units and coal-fired capacity.