FPL, JEA to retire 848 MW unit of largest US coal plant

UTILITY DIVE | Falling costs of competitive energy sources like renewables and natural gas, combined with new emissions regulations, have caused coal-fired generation to fall from producing 44% of U.S. electricity in 2009 to about 23% in 2019, according to U.S. Energy Information Administrationdata. Smaller coal-fired plants, many of which were built in the 1950s and 1960s and have less operating capacity over which to spread the costs of new emissions controls, have been more likely to retire than newer, larger coal plants,as observed bythe Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and others.


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