Decommissioning US Power Plants: Decisions, Costs, and Key Issues
This report describes costs and key issues for power plant owners after a coal, gas, oil, wind, or solar plant retires.
Figure 1. Capacity of units retired (MW)
Figure 2. Cumulative retired capacity for selected fuels in selected states (MW)
Figure 3. Power plant retirements (>100 MW), 2000-2015
Figure 4. Operating coal, gas, and petroleum power plants 40 years or older (> 100 MW), 2015
Figure 5. Decomissioning decision tree
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