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.