Regulations Affecting Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) Under EPA Rules | Energy Watch Blog

Published February 24, 2022 | Blog Post | energy-watch

ESAI Power’s latest issue of EnergyWatch™ discusses regulations affecting coal combustion residuals (CCR) under EPA rules for wastewater discharge and CCR disposal and handling.

Several coal-fired plants in PJM have announced retirement plans or are at risk of retirement due to compliance requirements with these rules.

Clients of our Energy Watch service received an accompanying spreadsheet with data about the affected plants.

Updated partly through the 2021/22 Winter, ESAI’s projections for delivered gas prices have increased moderately for 2022 and 2023. As a result, the projection for power prices across the Northeast RTOs has increased in the short term.

  • ISO-NE Update ESAI discusses the termination of the Capacity Supply Obligation for the Killingly CCGT and the outlook for new capacity projects going forward. This issue also provides a preview of the 2022 load forecasts for ISO-NE.
  • NYISO Update – ESAI’s forecast includes four NYISO zones: Zone A, Zone G, Zone J, and Zone K. Zone A is reflective of western New York and Zone G represents the lower Hudson Valley. Zone J and Zone K apply to New York City and Long Island, respectively.
  • PJM Update – PJM’s 2022 Load Report was released on December 30, 2021, and has been incorporated into the updated ESAI forecast. The change in the peak load and annual energy demand outlook from the 2021 PJM Load Report is discussed, along with the impact of the changes on the power market outlook.

This report also discusses the impact of FERC’s Order on Voluntary Remand resulting in the reversal of its previous determination related to the Operating Reserve Demand Curve shape and price levels. This reversal lowers expected prices in both the energy and ancillary services markets for PJM.

Subscribers, be sure to check out the report for more detailed analysis and our latest power price forecasts!

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