Majority of coal plants are uneconomic to nearby wind, solar, report finds

Utility Dive: In the past five years, national and regional trends have shown coal plants as increasingly uncompetitive next to renewable resources. Last fall, Pacificorp released its own analysis deeming 60% of its coal units uneconomic.

Other analyses, including reports from the Energy Information Administration, have shown renewable energy additions are even set to outpace natural gas. The EI and VCE report serves as another step in that trend, O'Boyle told Utility Dive, as a conversation starter about cheaper sources of energy.

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