- Jan 21, 2020 1:09 am GMT
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Tri-State is closing coal plants and replacing the lost generation with 1GW of new renewables.
Expect to see more of these announcements from Western US utilities as most of the remaining 26 GW of coal capacity across the region closes by 2030 and is replaced by wind, solar/storage.
It will take about 60GW of new wind and solar capacity over the next decade to accomplish this - about 6GW of new projects/yr.
Retire Escalante Generating Station by the end of 2020
Retire Craig Station Unit 1 by the end of 2025
Retire Craig Station Units 2 & 3 and the Colowyo Mine by 2030
Cancel the Holcomb Station coal expansion project