US to Close Coal Plants by 2035

If you are a regular listener to Just Two Good Old Boys then you already know my background. However, for those who are new or do not listen. I have spent a large portion of my career in the US Electric industry and I have a bit of standing to offer an opinion on this topic.

If this holds true new and clean coal plants like Luminant’s Oak Grove power plant will be shut down long before they are no longer economically viable. Oak Grove has a local mine sites that can provide decades of cheep fuel. This will not only impact the reliability of the ERCOT grid but it will also have a devastating impact on the local economy. Oak Grove and its associated mine sites employ approximately 1000 people.