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America's Electrical
Grid Is at Risk

According to the Wall Street Journal (May 8, 2022), many states are facing the possibility of “rolling blackouts during heat waves,” “emergency measures,” and “electricity outages.”

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COAL FLEET

The coal fleet has been the foundation of the American electricity grid and continues to be an integral part of the evolving energy landscape. Currently, the coal fleet is responsible for over 20 percent of U.S. electricity needs.  With an infrastructure network that includes a complex transmission system, and access to highways, railways,  and waterways, the coal fleet provides consistent, dispatchable, fuel-secure power on a 24/7 basis.  It is critical to maintaining affordable electricity prices, and a reliable and resilient electricity grid.

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When electricity demand peaks, a coal-fired power plant is almost six times more dependable than a wind farm.

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In 2021 coal was used to generate electricity in 44 states.