- Aug 25, 2019 9:13 pm GMT
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Another 2GW of coal closing in 2019 as Vistra announces the retirement of four coal plants in Illinois.
The closures include the 915 MW Coffeen plant, 425 MW Duck Creek plant, 434 MW Havana plant and 294 MW Hennepin plant. Looking ahead, Vistra says it supports legislation that would "provide a pathway to reinvest and repurpose its existing coal-fueled power plant sites into solar and battery energy storage facilities."
The EIA had predicted just 4GW of coal to retire in 2019 last Dec. Instead we are now looking at what could be a record year - with 14+ GW retiring.
The average retirement rate for 2012-2019 (7 years) is about 11GW/year.