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US power generators set for another big year in coal plant closures in 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - SNL Energy Finance Daily

Nearly 62,000 MW of coal-fired generation has retired since 2014 with almost 27,000 MW of additional capacity expected to be shut down by 2025, an analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence shows.

Peabody Energy's North Antelope Rochelle mine in the Powder River Basin is the largest coal mine in the United States and supplies dozens of U.S. power plants with thermal coal.Source: Alan J. Nash

U.S. coal consumption is likely to decline sharply again in 2020, though the current roster o...