Brattle Group Report: The Cost of Preventing Baseload Retirements

Posted by Reports on Jul 19, 2018 3:06:00 PM

Publish Date: July 19, 2018

A preliminary examination of proposed Dept. of Energy plans to support coal, nuclear plants

Advanced Energy Economy along with several energy trade group colleagues (API, AWEA, ELCON, EPSA and NGSA) commissioned an independent analysis of policy implementation and related direct costs of supporting uncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants proposed in a draft DOE memo released by Bloomberg News in May.

The Brattle Group looked at a range of options based on assumptions to implement such a plan. Direct costs ranged from $9.7 billion to $35 billion annually depending on the types of payments made to the subject generating facilities. 


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Topics: Federal Policy, Wholesale Markets