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FACTBOX-U.S. coal units to retire as EPA tightens rules - RTRS2
September 20, 2011 / 6:50 PM / 6 years ago

FACTBOX-U.S. coal units to retire as EPA tightens rules - RTRS2

 Sept 20 (Reuters) - North Carolina-based energy company Duke Energy (DUK.N) said Tuesday it could retire the 668-megawatt Wabash River coal-fired power plant in Indiana due to proposed federal environmental regulations. [ID:nS1E78J15R]
 Stricter regulations being formulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce air and water pollution as well as to control the handling of coal waste are expected to force the retirement of between 30,000 and 70,000 MW of coal and other fossil-fired generation across the country, according to several industry studies.
 The following is a partial list of U.S. coal plants that energy companies expect to retire in the coming years. Some units may be converted to burn alternative fuels or be replaced with natural gas-fired generation. OWNER        UNIT                  SIZE   STATE  DATE TO SHUT Exelon       Cromby Units 1,2      345    PA     May 31, 2011 Exelon       Eddystone Units 1,2   588    PA     May 31, 2011 AEP          Phillip Sporn         450    WV     2011 TVA          Shawnee Unit 10       124    KY     2011    Duke         Cliffside 1-4         198    NC     2011 Duke         Buck 3 and 4          113    NC     2011 AES          Greenidge             156    NY     c2011 AES          Westover              128    NY     c2011 TVA          Widows Creek 1-2      282    AL     Late 2011 TVA          John Sevier Unit 1,2  352    TN     2012 Duke         Edwardsport           160    IN     2012 Duke         Dan River 1-3         276    NC     2012 GenOn        Potomac River         482    VA     Oct 2012 Progress     H.F. Lee              397    NC     2013    Black Hills  W.N. Clark             42    CO     By 2013 Progress     Weatherspoon          172    NC     2013-2017 Progress     Sutton                600    NC     2014    Duke         WS Lee                370    SC     2014 Dominion     Salem Harbor          738    MA     2014 Duke         Wabash River 2-6      668    IN     2014 AEP          Glen Lyn              335    VA     Dec 31, 2014 AEP          Kammer                630    WV     Dec 31, 2014 AEP          Kanawha River         400    WV     Dec 31, 2014 AEP          Phillip Sporn         600    WV     Dec 31, 2014 AEP          Picway Plant          100    OH     Dec 31, 2014 AEP          Big Sandy 1,2       1,078    KY     Dec 31, 2014 AEP          Clinch River 3        235    VA     Dec 31, 2014 AEP          Conesville 3          165    OH     Dec 31, 2014 AEP          Muskingum River 1-4   840    OH     Dec 31, 2014 AEP          Tanners Creek 1-3     495    IN     Dec 31, 2014 AEP          Welsh 2               528    TX     Dec 31, 2014 Dominion     North Branch           74    VA     Late 2015 Duke         Riverbend 4-7         454    NC     2015 Duke         Buck 5-6              256    NC     2015 Dominion     Yorktown 1-2          323    VA     2015 TVA          Widows Creek 3-6      564    AL     Late 2015 TVA          Johnsonville 1-6      794    TN     Late 2015 Dominion     Chesapeake 1-4        595    VA     2015-2016 PPL’s LG&E   Cane Run              563    KY     2016 PPL’s LG&E   Tyrone                 71    KY      --- PPL’s LG&E   Green River           163    KY     2016 TVA          Johnsonville 7-10     692    TN     Late 2017 Dominion     State Line            515    IN     By mid-2014 Progress     Cape Fear             316    NC     2017    Xcel         Cherokee 1-4        1,069    CO     By 2017 Xcel         Arapahoe 3,4          156    CO     By 2017 Xcel         Valmont               186    CO     By 2017 CPS Energy   Deely                 871    TX     2018    PGE          Boardman              585    OR     2020    Centralia    TransAlta             688    WA     2020 Centralia    TransAtla             688    WA     2025 APS          Four Corners 1-3      560    NM     ---    
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                       Total 22,230 MW  (Reporting by Scott DiSavino in New York and Eileen O‘Grady;editing by Sofina Mirza-Reid)       

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