Recent Report Suggests EPA's Clean Power Plan Will Not Compromise the Reliability of U.S. Power System

The design and implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, which is intended to reduce the U.S. electric system's CO2 emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, will not compromise the reliability of the U.S. power system, according to a study by Analysis Group energy experts.

The report demonstrates that “the industry, its reliability regulators, and the States have a wide variety of existing and modified tools at their disposal to help as they develop, formalize, and implement their respective State Plans.” In particular, it notes that, “These two responsibilities – assuring electric system reliability while taking the actions required under law to reduce CO2 emissions from existing power plants – are compatible, and need not be in tension with each other as long as parties act in timely ways.”

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Date Posted: 3/11/2015