U.S. coal-fired generating units expected to retire over next decade

SNL Energy
 
Although federal clean air regulations remain in legal limbo, U.S. power companies are continuing to commit to close older coal-fired generating units, with several prominent generators’ finalizing new retirements in recent months.
 
An updated SNL Energy analysis finds that U.S. power companies have formalized plans to retire 30,321 MW of coal-fired generating capacity between 2012 and 2021. SNL Energy’s most recent examination of announced coal-fired unit retirements, published March 28, showed that generators had firm plans to retire some 25,000 MW of coal capacity during the period.
 

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U.S. coal-fired generating units expected to retire over next decade

SNL Energy
 
Although federal clean air regulations remain in legal limbo, U.S. power companies are continuing to commit to close older coal-fired generating units, with several prominent generators’ finalizing new retirements in recent months.
 
An updated SNL Energy analysis finds that U.S. power companies have formalized plans to retire 30,321 MW of coal-fired generating capacity between 2012 and 2021. SNL Energy’s most recent examination of announced coal-fired unit retirements, published March 28, showed that generators had firm plans to retire some 25,000 MW of coal capacity during the period.
 

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