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March 31, 2015
Metin Celebi to Discuss Impact of Coal Retirements at EUCI Conference on EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Brattle principal Metin Celebi will participate at the EUCI conference, “The EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Its Effect on Electric Reliability in North America,” taking place March 31-April 1, 2015 in Houston, TX.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), the recent Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) ruling, and the New Source Review (NSR) have the potential to significantly alter electricity generation in the United States, particularly coal-fired generation. The two-day conference seeks to address the impact this forced shift in generation has on resource adequacy and the reliability of the nation's electric grid. Panel presentations will analyze the components of the CPP, MATS, and NSR; discuss the likely impacts of coal-fired plant retirements and the shift toward gas-fired plants and renewables integration on electric reliability; and address strategies for minimizing adverse outcomes on resource adequacy.

Dr. Celebi will present during the session, “Coal Retirements and Generation Replacement Impacts,” which will examine coal plant retirements and generation loss forecasts, gas plant and infrastructure construction forecasts, and the likely role of renewables to fill the gap.

To learn more about the conference, please visit EUCI’s website.