Solar will kick most of Texas’s remaining coal fleet offline

CLEAN TECHNICA | In Texas, solar will soon push most of the remaining coal fleet offline, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). IEEFA’s recent report, Solar Surge Set to Drive Much of Remaining Texas Coal-Fire Fleet Offline, shared that this is largely due to the growth in utility-scale PV production and how it’s rapidly changing the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market.


ERCOT manages the coal plants across the power-generation market, and the report shares just how vulnerable these are. It predicted a 70% rise in risk for daytime coal-fired generation in ERCOT by 2022. Let’s dive into the report and some key points.


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