NERC Study Finds EPA’s Clean Power Plan Unworkable

A recent North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) study finds that the Clean Power Plan of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would require that electric cooperatives shut down approximately 21 percent of their coal generation by 2025.  The study also found that the generation and transmission projects necessary to fill the void left by coal generation would not be completed until 2031 at the earliest. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association CEO Jo Ann Emerson stated that the deadlines are therefore “not workable.”  Click here to read more.

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