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

Tue Jul 9, 2013 5:32pm BST

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July 9 (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 another 37,000 MW over the 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    State   Retirement
                                                   (MW)            
                                                                        
    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
    Southern             Branch             1       266      GA       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                Canadys            2       115      SC       2015
    Scana                Canadys            3       180      SC       2015
    Scana                McMeekin           1       125      SC       2015
    Scana                McMeekin           2       125      SC       2015
    Southern             Branch             3       509      GA       2015
    Southern             Branch             4       507      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
    Portland General     Boardman           1       585      OR       2020
    TransAlta            Centralia          1       688      WA       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
    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
                                                                        
                                          Total   37,377                
                                                                        
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    PLANTS ALREADY SHUT                                                 
    Owner                Plant Name        Unit    Size    State   Retirement
                                                   (MW)            
                                                                        
    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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