More than 16 GW of coal-fired capacity to retire by 2021, FERC staff

S&P Global
October 9, 2018

More than 37 GW of generation capacity has been proposed to retire by September 2021, including 16.3 GW of coal-fired capacity, 12 GW of gas-fired power and 8 GW of nuclear generation, according to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff’s monthly infrastructure report. In the context of the ongoing debate about fuel security, the latest report’s numbers continue an alarming trend, said William Scherman, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. “The country is at a crossroads. Fuel diverse resources are vanishing each day,” said Scherman.

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