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Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Levelized Cost and Levelized Avoided Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2017
Energy / Research & Reports

Power plants’ costs and value to the grid are not easily reflected using simple metrics

WASHINGTON, DC — “Cost is one of the key factors influencing the choice of fuels and technologies used to generate electricity. Capital, maintenance, operating, and financing costs often vary significantly across technologies and fuels. In addition, regional differences in construction, fuel, transmission, and resource costs mean that location also matters. […]

IEEFA extra: Why coal bailouts won’t work
Coal / Energy

IEEFA extra: Why coal bailouts won’t work

CLEVELAND — “‘Anyone who watches the energy markets knows the coal industry is in serious trouble. The political rhetoric around the energy markets is higher than it’s been for years, if not decades. The truth of the matter is that nothing can reverse the market forces that are pushing coal […]

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review
Energy / Research & Reports

U.S. energy consumption rose lightly in 2016 despite significant decline in coal use

WASHINGTON, DC — “Primary energy consumption in the United States in 2016 totaled 97.4 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), a slight increase from the 2015 level. Consumption of coal decreased by 9%, nearly offsetting increases in the consumption of renewables, petroleum, natural gas, and nuclear fuel. Fossil fuels continue to […]

DP&L will sell its ownership in three coal-fired power stations, according to a new stipulation filed with a state organization. (Credit: Thomas Gnau/Dayton Daily News)
Coal / Dayton Power & Light

DPL to sell stake in three power plants

DAYTON — “In a new state filing, Dayton Power & Light Co. puts itself on a path further from the use of coal in power generation. The company said in the filing it will commit to selling its ownership in three generation stations while setting up an economic development fund for […]

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Energy / Utilities

Predictions 2017: 8 sector insiders on what’s next for power markets and regulation

WASHINGTON, DC — “2016 roiled the power sector as a reality TV star ascended to the nation’s highest office. Donald Trump’s election could disrupt some ongoing trends in the electrical industry, including decarbonization goals set under the Paris Climate Accord and President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. And coal generation could […]

DPL settlement will raise monthly rates, keep headquarters in Dayton
Dayton Power & Light / Energy

DPL settlement will raise monthly rates, keep headquarters in Dayton

DAYTON — “Dayton Power and Light Company has agreed to a settlement in its electric security plan proposal, that if approved, will increase customers monthly bills and calls for the company to close two coal-powered plants on the Ohio River. DP&L announced in a statement Monday that a settlement with […]

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AEP / Energy

AEP has just four power plants left in Ohio after sale to investment firm

COLUMBUS — “AEP has closed on its previously announced sale of four power plants, three of them in Ohio and the other in Indiana. American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE:AEP) sold the plants for $2.1 billion to New York-based Blackstone Group LP and an ArcLight Capital Partners affiliate and operate […]

Energy projects stranded in regulatory limbo after vacancy on U.S. panel

Energy projects stranded in regulatory limbo after vacancy on U.S. panel

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission faces indefinite freeze of most major business without quorum of commissioners WASHINGTON, DC — “The fates of several gas pipelines and at least two big electric utility mergers have been thrown into question in the wake of a high level resignation at the Federal Energy Regulatory […]

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PJM market monitor pushes capacity market changes to enhance efficiency

WASHINGTON, DC — “PJM has many constituents, and it is not easy to keep them all happy. A group of electric cooperatives and municipal power providers, for instance, is pushing for a wide ranging reassessment of PJM’s capacity market. They are concerned that PJM’s capacity market gives short shrift to […]

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Energy / Research & Reports

Report: Ohio residential electrical users paying more for less

COLUMBUS — “Power bills for Ohio homeowners last year increased 6.6 percent from 2010, with residential customers paying more even as they used less power. Monthly residential electric bills for Ohioans averaged $112.25 last year, up from $105.33 in 2010, according to new federal data. The average monthly bill nationally […]