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FACTBOX-U.S. coal-fired power plants scheduled to shut
July 17, 2013 / 5:42 PM / 4 years ago

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

July 17 (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 (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
    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     37,499                 
                                                                           
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    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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