Coal power plant post-retirement options
Since 2000, U.S. generating companies have announced the closure of more than 200 coal-fired power plants, totaling 102 GW of generating capacity. Closures have exceeded previous estimates made by the Energy Information Administration. As recently as 2014, the EIA had estimated 60 GW of plant closures, comprising 150 sites and about 500 boiler-turbine units. Although most of the press coverage of plant retirements focuses on closure announcements, that's not the end of the story. Several significant decisions then need to be made about the short- and long-term disposition of those units.
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