West Virginia Coal Retirement Modeling
Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the West Virginia College of Law
On behalf of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the WV College of Law, Synapse modeled the accelerated retirement of the APCo and Mon Power coal-fired power plants located in West Virginia. We examined differences in customer costs, emissions, and economic benefits between two scenarios: one that continued to operate the units until 2040 and one that retired them no later than 2028. Synapse's analysis found early retirement of these coal-fired plants lowered costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and created economic benefits for the citizens of West Virginia.