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June 22, 2011
Brattle Senior Associate Metin Celebi to Present Findings from Coal Plant Retirement Study at Texas Public Utilities Commission Workshop

Brattle senior associate Metin Celebi will discuss findings from a 2010 coal plant retirement study he co-authored at an upcoming Public Utilities Commission of Texas workshop, taking place June 22, 2011 in Austin, TX. The workshop will discuss the potential impacts of proposed environmental regulations on reserve adequacy and how they will affect the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Dr. Celebi’s study, “Potential Coal Plant Retirements under Emerging Environmental Regulations,” was co-written by Brattle principal Frank Graves. The study found that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on air quality and water for coal-fired power plants could result in over 50,000 MW of coal plant retirements and require an investment of up to $180 billion for remaining plants to comply with the proposed mandates.