FACTBOX-U.S. coal units to retire as EPA tightens rules

Dec 17 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
regulations could force up to 70,000 megawatts of coal-fired
power plants to shut over the next several years, investment
bank FBR Capital Markets (FBCM.O: ) said in a research report
Monday.

FBR estimated energy companies have already announced about
12,000 MW of coal plant retirements.

The following is a partial list of coal plants expected to
retire in the coming years. Some units may be converted to burn
alternative fuels or be replaced with natural gas-fired
generation.
OWNER UNIT SIZE STATE DATE TO SHUT
Exelon Cromby Units 1,2 345 PA May 31, 2011
Exelon Eddystone Units 1,2 588 PA May 31, 2011
TVA Shawnee Unit 10 124 KY 2011
TVA Widows Creek 1-6 666 AL 2011-2015
Progress H.F. Lee 397 NC 2013
Black Hills W.N. Clark 42 CO By 2013
Progress Weatherspoon 172 NC 2013-2017
Progress Sutton 600 NC 2014
Dominion North Branch 74 VA Late 2015
TVA John Sevier Unit 1 176 TN 2015-2016
TVA John Sevier Unit 2 176 TN 2015-2016
Dominion Salem Harbor 738 MA By 2017
Dominion State Line 515 IN By 2017
Progress Cape Fear 316 NC 2017
Xcel Cherokee 1-4 1,069 CO By 2017
Xcel Arapahoe 3,4 156 CO By 2017
Xcel Valmont 186 CO By 2017
PGE Boardman 585 OR 2020
APS Four Corners 1-3 560 NM —

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Total 7,485 MW
(Reporting by Scott DiSavino in New York, Eileen O’Grady in
Houston and Soma Das, Naveed Anjum and Kaushik Wadera in
Bangalore; Editing by Richard Chang)

FACTBOX-U.S. coal units to retire as EPA tightens rules