June Coal Q & A webcast - What is the True Cost of Electricity?
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When: June 28, 2017
2:00 pm
Where: Webinar
Contact: American Coal Council

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Coal Q&A Webcast

What is the True Cost of Electricity?


Tom Stacy, Bulk Power System Analyst and Policy Consultant
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 ~ 2-3 pm Eastern


The resource mix of the electric power sector generation fleet continues to change, in large part due to environmental regulations affecting conventional plants. Coupled with mandates and subsidies for intermittent sources, policies are forcing the early closure of existing generation – especially coal.

Most measures of the cost of electricity (Levelized Cost of Electricity or LCOE) have assessed only building new capacity. Thus, cost comparisons between new and existing capacity have been missing. The premature closure of existing capacity suggests more comprehensive decision analysis is needed. The Levelized Cost of Electricity from Existing Generation Resources (LCOE-E) provides a path toward prudent succession planning for the electricity generation sector. 

Join us as Tom Stacy discusses the report he co-authored with George Taylor, Ph.D. on this subject. The LCOE-E analysis also provides a more realistic estimate of what electricity from new wind and solar power costs in comparison with existing generation resources including coal. 

The report findings are relevant to decisions on the future resource mix of the bulk power system. This has significant implications for the existing coal fleet and ‘the true cost of electricity’ for American businesses and families. 

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Stacy has conducted independent economic and operational research on electricity sources and their various influences on system economics. His work is grounded in the knowledge that low cost, high availability electricity is a prerequisite to societal productivity and prosperity.  He strives to guide decision makers toward that end.

The American Coal Council’s Coal Q&A Program provides a forum to address critical issues affecting the U.S. coal industry ~ including coal producers, consumers and transporters.  Each program begins with a topic briefing by a leading industry analyst or representative, followed by a Q&A session.