Federal Energy Regulatory Commission warns Senators: Pace of coal retirements threaten reliability – ‘Going to be catastrophic’


Testifying before the US Senate Energy Committee, all four FERC Commissioners express concern with the current pace of coal-fired power plant retirements and its growing threat to grid reliability.

FERC Chairman Phillips: “I am extremely concerned.”

FERC Commissioner Danly: “The results I fear are going to be catastrophic.”

US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Hearing to Conduct Oversight of FERC
May 4, 2023


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