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Bob, love when you put numbers down. I am not just saying that renewables/storage will replace Navajo - I am saying they will replace all Western coal. Navajo was 17TWh in 2013 and 13TWh in 2018. Western coal generation was 213 TWh in 2013 and 159TWh
A recent NV Energy proposal as well. NV Energy's plans call for 1 GW of solar, 100 MW of battery storage and retiring the Valmy coal plant in northern Nevada earlier than scheduled, ultimately doubling the state's renewable energy by 2023. Once the projects are complete, the utility says its total clean energy portfolio will be more than 3.2 GW.
Joe, no - renewables have not replaced Navajo, and they never will. Navajo generated electricity all night long. Renewables don't. Sometimes, they don't generate much of anything for days at a time. We can't simply take total generation, for a day, a month, or a year "out West" - and pretend it doesn't matter when or where it's generated, can we? "Renewables have already replaced...