Two-thirds of the coal fleet is located in ISO/RTO regions:
- Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) … 55,000 MW
- PJM … 49,000 MW
- Southwest Power Pool (SPP) … 22,500 MW
- Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) … 13,600 MW
The price of coal is expected to remain low and relatively unchanged next year. But coal plant closures expose consumers to higher and volatile natural gas prices.
* EIA Electric Data Browser
** EIA, U.S. Coal Reserves