Clean Power Plan

On February 9, 2016, the Supreme Court stayed implementation of the Clean Power Plan pending judicial review.


On August 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the final rule under Section 111(D) of the Clean Air Act (Clean Power Plan (CPP)). The objective of the EPA CPP is to reduce CO2 emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. The CPP has four fundamental building blocks which are (1) improving coal unit heat rates, (2) using more natural-gas-fired generating facilities, (3) increasing the penetration of renewable resources, and (4) expanding energy efficiency measures.

SERC Reliability Corporation has begun and will continue to assess the rule’s reliability impacts within the SERC Region. Results from the analysis will be used to inform discussions regarding the reliability impacts to reactive stability, generation and transmission adequacy during the rule’s compliance period. In addition, for more information on the SERC Region’s data collections and reliability assessments, please see the Reliability Assessment and Performance Analysis webpages.


InDesign Test


State Final rule emissions rate reduction (lbs CO2 / MWh) State-Specific Links*
Adjusted Baseline
2012
Interim Goal
2022-2029
Final Goal
2030
Alabama 1,518 1,157 1,018 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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Arkansas 1,779 1,304 1,130 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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Florida 1,247 1,026 919 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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Georgia 1,600 1,198 1,049 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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Illinois 2,208 1,456 1,245 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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Kentucky 2,166 1,509 1,286 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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Louisiana 1,618 1,293 1,121 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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Missouri 2,008 1,490 1,272 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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Mississippi 1,185 1,061 945 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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North Carolina 1,780 1,311 1,136 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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South Carolina 1,791 1,338 1,156 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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Tennessee 2,015 1,411 1,211 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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Virginia 1,477 1,047 934 EPA Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
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* The fuel mix comparison charts only include resources within the SERC footprint.

SERC does not show graphical representation for Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, or West Virginia due to minimal SERC registered entity generation penetrations within these states.