15 Nov '17, 6pm

Subsidizing Coal, Nuclear Could Drive Customers Off-Grid

Subsidizing Coal, Nuclear Could Drive Customers Off-Grid

Within the next month, energy watchers expect the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act on an order from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would create new pricing rules for certain power plants that can store fuel on site to support grid resilience. This initiative seeks to protect coal-fired and nuclear power plants that are struggling to compete with cheaper energy sources. Perry’s proposed rule applies to plants that operate in regions with deregulated power markets, where utilities normally compete to deliver electricity at the lowest price. To qualify, plants would have to keep a 90-day fuel supply on site. Each qualified plant would be allowed to “recover its fully allocated costs .” In other words, plant owners would be able to charge enough to cover a range of costs , including operating costs, costs of capital and debt, and investor returns. Federal Energy R...

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