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FACTBOX-U.S. coal-fired power plants scheduled to shut
August 5, 2013 / 4:08 PM / 4 years ago

FACTBOX-U.S. coal-fired power plants scheduled to shut

Aug 2 (Reuters) - U.S. power companies have shut or converted over 15,000
megawatts (MW) of coal-fired power plants since 2009 and have plans to shut or
convert nearly 36,000 MW over the next 10 years or so.
    Cheap natural gas prices and strict environmental rules have made coal the
more expensive option in some areas.
    Eventually, the switch away from coal may shut 60,000 MW to 100,000 MW of
power generation across the country, according to industry estimates.
    In 2012, low gas prices from record shale production depressed power prices
to at least 10-year lows, making it uneconomic for generators to install new
environmental controls on their oldest and smallest coal plants.
    Those controls are needed to keep the units compliant with federal
environmental rules proposed since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.
    There are about 318 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power plants in the United
States, about 30 percent of the nation's 1,051 GW generation fleet.
    The share of generation fueled by coal in 2013 is expected to rise to 40.1
percent from 37.4 percent in 2012, then hold at 40.1 percent in 2014, according
to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) short-term energy outlook
in July.
    Coal produced over half of the nation's power as recently as 2003.
    EIA projected the share of generation fueled by gas in 2013 will average
about 27.6 percent, down from 2012's average of 30.4 percent on forecasts that
higher gas prices will prompt generators to burn more coal.
    In 2014, EIA projects gas used in power generation will slip to 27.3
percent.
    
    The following lists the U.S. coal plants expected to shut over the next
decade or so.
    
    *indicates changes to list
 
    PLANTS TO BE SHUT                                                     
    Owner                 Plant Name       Unit   Size (MW)   State  Retirement
                                                                          
    AES                   Hutchings          4        63       OH       2013
    Black Hills           WN Clark           1        18       CO       2013
    Black Hills           WN Clark           2        25       CO       2013
    Dominion              Altavista          1        63       VA       2013
    Dominion              Hopewell           1        63       VA       2013
    Dominion              Southampton        1        63       VA       2013
    Duke                  L V Sutton         1        93       NC       2013
    Duke                  L V Sutton         2       104       NC       2013
    Duke                  L V Sutton         3       403       NC       2013
    FirstEnergy           Hatfields Ferry    1       530       PA       2013
    FirstEnergy           Hatfields Ferry    2       530       PA       2013
    FirstEnergy           Hatfields Ferry    3       530       PA       2013
    FirstEnergy           Mitchell           3       278       PA       2013
    NRG                   Titus              1        81       PA       2013
    NRG                   Titus              2        81       PA       2013
    NRG                   Titus              3        81       PA       2013
    Pinnacle West         Four Corners       1       170       NM       2013
    Pinnacle West         Four Corners       2       170       NM       2013
    Pinnacle West         Four Corners       3       220       NM       2013
    Rockland Capital      B L England        1       113       NJ       2013
    Scana                 Canadys            2       115       SC       2013
    Scana                 Canadys            3       180       SC       2013
    Southern              Branch             2       325       GA       2013
    Southern              Harllee Branch     1       266       GA       2013
    Southern              Harllee Branch     2       325       GA       2013
    TVA                   Widows Creek       1       111       AL       2013
    TVA                   Widows Creek       2       111       AL       2013
    AEP                   Clinch River       1       230       VA       2014
    AEP                   Clinch River       2       230       VA       2014
    AEP                   Welsh              2       528       TX       2014
    Black Hills           Neil Simpson       1        15       WY       2014
    Black Hills           Osage              1        30       WY       2014
    Black Hills           Osage              2        30       WY       2014
    Black Hills           Osage              3        30       WY       2014
    CMS                   Cobb               4       160       MI       2014
    CMS                   Cobb               5       160       MI       2014
    CMS                   Weedock            7       155       MI       2014
    CMS                   Weedock            8       155       MI       2014
    CMS                   Whiting            1        99       MI       2014
    CMS                   Whiting            2       102       MI       2014
    CMS                   Whiting            3       124       MI       2014
    Dominion              Bremo Bluff        3        71       VA       2014
    Dominion              Bremo Bluff        4       156       VA       2014
    Dominion              Salem Harbor       3       145       MA       2014
    Duke                  W S Lee            1       100       SC       2014
    Duke                  W S Lee            2       100       SC       2014
    Duke                  W S Lee            3       170       SC       2014
    Duke                  Wabash River       2        85       IN       2014
    Duke                  Wabash River       3        85       IN       2014
    Duke                  Wabash River       4        85       IN       2014
    Duke                  Wabash River       5        95       IN       2014
    Duke                  Wabash River       6       318       IN       2014
    NRG                   Portland           1       158       PA       2014
    NRG                   Portland           2       243       PA       2014
    AEP                   Big Sandy          1       260       KY       2015
    AEP                   Big Sandy          2       800       KY       2015
    AEP                   Clinch River       3       230       VA       2015
    AEP                   Glen Lyn           5        90       VA       2015
    AEP                   Glen Lyn           6       235       VA       2015
    AEP                   Kammer             1       200       WV       2015
    AEP                   Kammer             2       200       WV       2015
    AEP                   Kammer             3       200       WV       2015
    AEP                   Kanawha River      1       200       WV       2015
    AEP                   Kanawha River      2       200       WV       2015
    AEP                   Muskingum River    1       190       OH       2015
    AEP                   Muskingum River    2       190       OH       2015
    AEP                   Muskingum River    3       205       OH       2015
    AEP                   Muskingum River    4       205       OH       2015
    AEP                   Muskingum River    5       585       OH       2015
    AEP                   Philip Sporn       1       145       WV       2015
    AEP                   Philip Sporn       2       145       WV       2015
    AEP                   Philip Sporn       3       145       WV       2015
    AEP                   Philip Sporn       4       145       WV       2015
    AEP                   Picway             5        95       OH       2015
    AEP                   Tanners Creek      1       145       IN       2015
    AEP                   Tanners Creek      2       145       IN       2015
    AEP                   Tanners Creek      3       200       IN       2015
    AEP                   Tanners Creek      4       482       IN       2015
    AES                   Hutchings          1        58       OH       2015
    AES                   Hutchings          2        55       OH       2015
    AES                   Hutchings          3        63       OH       2015
    AES                   Hutchings          5        63       OH       2015
    AES                   Hutchings          6        63       OH       2015
    Allete                Laskin             1        55       MN       2015
    Allete                Laskin             2        51       MN       2015
    Allete                Taconite           3        82       MN       2015
    Alliant               Edgewater          3        70       WI       2015
    Alliant               Nelson Dewey       1       115       WI       2015
    Alliant               Nelson Dewey       2       111       WI       2015
    Dominion              Chesapeake        ST1      111       VA       2015
    Dominion              Chesapeake        ST2      111       VA       2015
    Dominion              North Branch       1        74       WV       2015
    Dominion              Yorktown           1       159       VA       2015
    Dominion              Yorktown           2       164       VA       2015
    DTE                   Harbor Beach       1        95       MI       2015
    Duke                  Beckjord           1        94       OH       2015
    Duke                  Beckjord           2        94       OH       2015
    Duke                  Beckjord           3       128       OH       2015
    Duke                  Beckjord           4       150       OH       2015
    Duke                  Beckjord           5       238       OH       2015
    Duke                  Beckjord           6       414       OH       2015
    Duke                  Buck               5       128       NC       2015
    Duke                  Buck               6       128       NC       2015
    Duke                  Riverbend          4        94       NC       2015
    Duke                  Riverbend          5        94       NC       2015
    Duke                  Riverbend          6       133       NC       2015
    Duke                  Riverbend          7       133       NC       2015
    FirstEnergy           Ashtabula          5       244       OH       2015
    FirstEnergy           Eastlake           1       132       OH       2015
    FirstEnergy           Eastlake           2       132       OH       2015
    FirstEnergy           Eastlake           3       132       OH       2015
    FirstEnergy           Lake Shore        18       245       OH       2015
    Kansas City BPU       Quindaro           1        72       KS       2015
    Kansas City BPU       Quindaro           2       111       KS       2015
    NRG                   Avon Lake          7        96       OH       2015
    NRG                   Avon Lake          9       640       OH       2015
    NRG                   New Castle         3        93       PA       2015
    NRG                   New Castle         4        95       PA       2015
    NRG                   New Castle         5       132       PA       2015
    NRG                   Shawville          1       122       PA       2015
    NRG                   Shawville          2       125       PA       2015
    NRG                   Shawville          3       175       PA       2015
    NRG                   Shawville          4       175       PA       2015
    PPL                   Cane Run           4       155       KY       2015
    PPL                   Cane Run           5       168       KY       2015
    PPL                   Cane Run           6       240       KY       2015
    PPL                   Corette            1       154       MT       2015
    Rockland Capital      B L England        2       155       NJ       2015
    Scana                 McMeekin           1       125       SC       2015
    Scana                 McMeekin           2       125       SC       2015
    Southern              Branch             1       266       GA       2015
    Southern              Branch             3       509       GA       2015
    Southern              Branch             4       507       GA       2015
    Southern              McManus            1        43       GA       2015
    Southern              McManus            2        79       GA       2015
    Southern              Scholz             1        46       FL       2015
    Southern              Scholz             2        46       FL       2015
    Southern              Yates              1        97       GA       2015
    Southern              Yates              2       103       GA       2015
    Southern              Yates              3       111       GA       2015
    Southern              Yates              4       133       GA       2015
    Southern              Yates              5       135       GA       2015
    Southern              Yates              6       352       GA       2015
    Southern              Yates              7       355       GA       2015
    TVA                   Colbert            5       472       AL       2015
    TVA                   Widows Creek       3       111       AL       2015
    TVA                   Widows Creek       4       111       AL       2015
    TVA                   Widows Creek       5       111       AL       2015
    TVA                   Widows Creek       6       111       AL       2015
    Wisconsin Energy      Valley             1       136       WI       2015
    Wisconsin Energy      Valley             2       136       WI       2015
    Xcel                  Black Dog          3        79       MN       2015
    Xcel                  Black Dog          4       162       MN       2015
    AEP                   Northeastern       4       460       OK       2016
    AES                   Harding Street     5       106       IN       2016
    AES                   Harding Street     6       106       IN       2016
    Dominion              Chesapeake         3       156       VA       2016
    Dominion              Chesapeake        ST4      217       VA       2016
    MidAmerican           Neal               1       137       IA       2016
    MidAmerican           Neal               2       301       IA       2016
    MidAmerican           Riverside          5       128       IA       2016
    MidAmerican           Riverside         3HS       5        IA       2016
    MidAmerican           Scott              1        43       IA       2016
    MidAmerican           Scott              2        88       IA       2016
    PPL                   Green River        3        68       KY       2016
    PPL                   Green River        4        95       KY       2016
    PPL                   Tyrone             3        71       KY       2016
    Southern              Kraft              1        48       GA       2016
    Southern              Kraft              2        52       GA       2016
    Southern              Kraft              3       101       GA       2016
    PNM                   San Juan           2       320       NM       2017
    PNM                   San Juan           3       495       NM       2017
    Southern              Mitchell           3       155       GA       2017
    TVA                   Johnsonville       1       107       TN       2017
    TVA                   Johnsonville       2       107       TN       2017
    TVA                   Johnsonville       3       107       TN       2017
    TVA                   Johnsonville       4       107       TN       2017
    TVA                   Johnsonville       5       107       TN       2017
    TVA                   Johnsonville       6       107       TN       2017
    Xcel                  Arapahoe           3        44       CO       2017
    Xcel                  Arapahoe           4       109       CO       2017
    Xcel                  Cherokee           1       107       CO       2017
    Xcel                  Cherokee           2       106       CO       2017
    Xcel                  Cherokee           3       152       CO       2017
    Xcel                  Cherokee           4       352       CO       2017
    Xcel                  Hayden             1       184       CO       2017
    Xcel                  Valmont            5       186       CO       2017
    Alliant               Edgewater          4       308       WI       2018
    CPS Energy            J T Deely          1       435       TX       2018
    CPS Energy            J T Deely          2       436       TX       2018
    Duke                  Crystal River      1       375       FL       2020
    Duke                  Crystal River      2       498       FL       2020
    NV Energy             Reid Gardner       1       100       NV       2020
    NV Energy             Reid Gardner       2       100       NV       2020
    NV Energy             Reid Gardner       3        98       NV       2020
    Portland General      Boardman           1       585       OR       2020
    Salt River Project    Navajo           unit      750       AZ       2020
    TransAlta             Centralia          1       688       WA       2020
    NV Energy             Valmy              1       254       NV       2021
    NV Energy             Reid Gardner       4       255       NV       2023
    NV Energy             Valmy              2       268       NV       2025
    TransAlta             Centralia          2       688       WA       2025
    Intermountain         Intermountain      1       900       UT       2025
    Intermountain         Intermountain      2       900       UT       2025
    AEP                   Northeastern       3       460       OK       2026
    Salt River Project    Navajo           unit      750       AZ       2044
    Salt River Project    Navajo           unit      750       AZ       2044
                                                                          
                                           Total    40,622                
                                                                          
    -------------------   ---------------  -----    ------    -----  ---------
                                                                          
    PLANTS ALREADY SHUT                                                   
    Owner                 Plant Name       Unit   Size (MW)   State  Retirement
                                                                          
    AEP                   Conesville         3       165       OH       2012
    AEP                   Philip Sporn       5       440       WV       2012
    AES                   Greenidge          4       104       NY       2012
    AES                   Westover           8        84       NY       2012
    Dairyland             Alma               1        19       WI       2012
    Dairyland             Alma               2        19       WI       2012
    Dairyland             Alma               3        19       WI       2012
    Dairyland             Alma               4        61       WI       2012
    Dairyland             Alma               5        79       WI       2012
    Dominion              Salem Harbor       1        79       MA       2012
    Dominion              Salem Harbor       2        77       MA       2012
    Dominion              State Line         3       197       IN       2012
    Dominion              State Line         4       318       IN       2012
    Dominion              State Line        3A       ---       IN       2012
    Dominion              State Line        4A       ---       IN       2012
    Duke                  Cape Fear          5       144       NC       2012
    Duke                  Cape Fear          6       172       NC       2012
    Duke                  Dan River          1        67       NC       2012
    Duke                  Dan River          2        67       NC       2012
    Duke                  Dan River          3       142       NC       2012
    Duke                  Edwardsport        6        40       IN       2012
    Duke                  Edwardsport        7        45       IN       2012
    Duke                  Edwardsport        8        75       IN       2012
    Duke                  H B Robinson       1       172       SC       2012
    Duke                  Lee                1        74       NC       2012
    Duke                  Lee                2        77       NC       2012
    Duke                  Lee                3       246       NC       2012
    Dynegy                Danskammer         3       139       NY       2012
    Dynegy                Danskammer         4       237       NY       2012
    Edison Intl           Crawford           7       213       IL       2012
    Edison Intl           Crawford           8       319       IL       2012
    Edison Intl           Fisk              19       326       IL       2012
    Edison Intl           Mohave             1       790       NV       2012
    Edison Intl           Mohave             2       790       NV       2012
    Exelon                Eddystone          2       309       PA       2012
    FirstEnergy           Albright           1        73       WV       2012
    FirstEnergy           Albright           2        73       WV       2012
    FirstEnergy           Albright           3       137       WV       2012
    FirstEnergy           Armstrong          1       172       PA       2012
    FirstEnergy           Armstrong          2       172       PA       2012
    FirstEnergy           Bay Shore          2       138       OH       2012
    FirstEnergy           Bay Shore          3       142       OH       2012
    FirstEnergy           Bay Shore          4       215       OH       2012
    FirstEnergy           Eastlake           4       240       OH       2012
    FirstEnergy           Eastlake           5       597       OH       2012
    FirstEnergy           R Paul Smith       9        35       MD       2012
    FirstEnergy           R Paul Smith      11        75       MD       2012
    FirstEnergy           Riversville        5        37       WV       2012
    FirstEnergy           Riversville        6        75       WV       2012
    FirstEnergy           Willow Island      1        54       WV       2012
    FirstEnergy           Willow Island      2       181       WV       2012
    NRG                   Elrama             1        93       PA       2012
    NRG                   Elrama             2        93       PA       2012
    NRG                   Elrama             3       103       PA       2012
    NRG                   Elrama             4       171       PA       2012
    NRG                   Niles              1       108       OH       2012
    NRG                   Niles              2       108       OH       2012
    NRG                   Potomac River      1        88       VA       2012
    NRG                   Potomac River      2        88       VA       2012
    NRG                   Potomac River      3       102       VA       2012
    NRG                   Potomac River      4       102       VA       2012
    NRG                   Potomac River      5       102       VA       2012
    Santee Cooper         Grainger           1        83       SC       2012
    Santee Cooper         Grainger           2        83       SC       2012
    Santee Cooper         Jefferies          3       152       SC       2012
    Santee Cooper         Jefferies          4       150       SC       2012
    Scana                 Canadys            1       105       SC       2012
    Scana                 Urquhart           3        94       SC       2012
    TVA                   John Sevier        1       176       TN       2012
    TVA                   John Sevier        2       176       TN       2012
    TVA                   Johnsonville       7       141       TN       2012
    TVA                   Johnsonville       8       141       TN       2012
    TVA                   Johnsonville       9       141       TN       2012
    TVA                   Johnsonville      10       141       TN       2012
    Ameren                Hutsonville        3        75       IL       2011
    Ameren                Hutsonville        4        76       IL       2011
    Ameren                Meredosia          1        52       IL       2011
    Ameren                Meredosia          2        53       IL       2011
    Ameren                Meredosia          3       203       IL       2011
    DTE                   Marysville         7        83       MI       2011
    DTE                   Marysville         8        83       MI       2011
    Duke                  Buck               3        75       NC       2011
    Duke                  Buck               4        38       NC       2011
    Duke                  Cliffside          1        38       NC       2011
    Duke                  Cliffside          2        38       NC       2011
    Duke                  Cliffside          3        61       NC       2011
    Duke                  Cliffside          4        61       NC       2011
    Duke                  Weatherspoon       1        48       NC       2011
    Duke                  Weatherspoon       2        48       NC       2011
    Duke                  Weatherspoon       3        74       NC       2011
    Dynegy                Vermilion          2        99       IL       2011
    Dynegy                Vermilion         ST1       62       IL       2011
    Exelon                Cromby             1       144       PA       2011
    Exelon                Eddystone          1       279       PA       2011
    Manitowoc Public      Manitowoc          4        10       WI       2011
    MG&E                  Blount Street      3        30       WI       2011
    MG&E                  Blount Street      4        12       WI       2011
    MG&E                  Blount Street      5        23       WI       2011
    Somerset Power        Somerset           6       109       MA       2011
    Southern              McDonough          2       252       GA       2011
    TVA                   Watts Bar         ST1       56       TN       2011
    TVA                   Watts Bar         ST2       56       TN       2011
    TVA                   Watts Bar         ST3       56       TN       2011
    TVA                   Watts Bar         ST4       56       TN       2011
    Xcel                  Cherokee           2       106       CO       2011
    Alliant               Dubuque           ST2       12       IA       2010
    Alliant               Lansing            2        11       IA       2010
    Alliant               Sixth Street       1        9        IA       2010
    Alliant               Sixth Street       2        3        IA       2010
    Alliant               Sixth Street       4        13       IA       2010
    Alliant               Sixth Street       6        8        IA       2010
    Alliant               Sixth Street       7        15       IA       2010
    Alliant               Sixth Street       8        29       IA       2010
    Alliant               Sutherland         2        30       IA       2010
    Alliant               Prairie Creek      2        18       IA       2010
    AMP-Ohio              Gorsuch            1        50       OH       2010
    AMP-Ohio              Gorsuch            2        50       OH       2010
    AMP-Ohio              Gorsuch            3        50       OH       2010
    AMP-Ohio              Gorsuch            3        50       OH       2010
    Edison Intl           Will County        1       151       IL       2010
    Edison Intl           Will County        2       148       IL       2010
    FirstEnergy           FirstEnergy RE     4       156       OH       2010
    FirstEnergy           FirstEnergy RE     5       156       OH       2010
    NiSource              Mitchell           5       125       IN       2010
    NiSource              Mitchell           6       125       IN       2010
    NiSource              Mitchell          11       110       IN       2010
    Raton PSC             Raton              5        7        NM       2010
    UGI                   Hunlock            3        43       PA       2010
    Xcel                  Cameo              1        24       CO       2010
    Xcel                  Cameo              2        49       CO       2010
    AES                   Westover           7        44       NY       2009
    AES                   Greenidge          3        52       NY       2009
    Aurora Energy         Aurora             3        2        AK       2009
    Springfield           Lakeside           6        38       IL       2009
    Springfield           Lakeside           7        38       IL       2009
    Wisconsin Electric    Presque Isle       3        58       MI       2009
    Wisconsin Electric    Presque Isle       4        58       MI       2009
    Xcel                  Riverside          8       227       MN       2009
                                                                          
                                           Total    15,677                
       
    

 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino in New York and Eileen O'Grady in Houston)

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