Upcoming, Recent Coal-fired Power Unit Retirements
- Published: Friday, 18 April 2014 16:26
Nearly 23,000 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired generating capacity was retired in the United States from 2009 to March 2014, and that number is already on track to more than double between the remainder of 2014 and 2022, according to an updated SNL Energy analysis of coal retirements. After hitting a peak of more than 9,000 MW in 2012, retirements of U.S. coal units slowed a bit in 2013, with SNL Energy data showing that about 6,300 MW was shuttered in 2013. The PJM Interconnection again took the brunt of the retirements, seeing roughly 2,707 MW of coal capacity retire in 2013. Of the 22,778 MW of coal capacity that retired from 2009 to 2013, nearly 10,200 MW was located in PJM.