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This week, the United States witnessed increasingly cold temperatures and early snowfalls from coast to coast. With temperatures dropping, we are reminded that maintaining a reliable electric grid is of the upmost importance.

 

Just yesterday, the Tennessee Valley Authority recorded peak power demand of more the 26,600 megawatts – the second highest peak demand for a November day in TVA history. TVA was able to meet the demand, but may find it increasingly difficult as the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon proposal threatens to reduce the supply of coal-fired electricity and severely impact the reliability of our electric grid.

 

Several major electric grid operators and energy-focused organizations have expressed concerns that EPA’s proposal fails to adequately protect electric grid reliability.

  • The Southwest Power Pool was among the first grid operators to release a study detailing major concerns with EPA’s proposed carbon regulations. In October, SPP warned of “voltage collapse and blackout conditions.”
  • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the main grid operator serving 23 million Texans, also issued an analysis of the proposal. ERCOT stated that EPA’s proposal could result in “transmission reliability issues due to the loss of fossil fuel-fired generation resources...
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Evidence Mounting: EPA’s Costly Regulatory Regime Harms American Families and Businesses

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. – A new study released today by Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc. and commissioned by Peabody Energy confirms the staggering costs of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory regime. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity underscored the need to protect affordable, reliable coal-based generation, especially for American families and businesses who stand to be most severely impacted by EPA’s rulemaking.

 

ICYMI: Grid Operators Sound the Alarm on Reliability Concerns

Thursday, November 20, 2014

This week, the United States witnessed increasingly cold temperatures and early snowfalls from coast to coast. With temperatures dropping, we are reminded that maintaining a reliable electric grid is of the upmost importance.

 

Exposing the Truth Behind EPA Regulations

Monday, November 17, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity applauded the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for its continued efforts to expose the truth behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s costly regulations.

 

ACCCE Elects New Board Leadership

Friday, November 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity announced the election of Matthew K. Rose, executive chairman of BNSF Railway, as its next chairman. James (Jim) J. Jura, CEO and general manager of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., was elected vice chairman.

 

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