Western Coal Retirement

Client:

Synapse analyzed the forward going costs of the entire fleet of coal-fired power plants in the western U.S. in order to develop a recommended coal retirement scenario for use in modeling by the Western Grid Operator.  We considered the costs of compliance with environmental regulations, and ordered the existing coal plants based upon net asset value. The retirement scenario was utilized by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council in its system planning model.

Status: 
Project completed May 2012.