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Title: Market for new coal powerplant technologies in the US: 1997 annual energy outlook results

Over the next 20 years, the combination of slow growth in the demand for electricity, even slower growth in the need for new capacity, especially baseload capacity, and the competitiveness of new gas-fired technologies limits the market for new coal technologies in the US. In the later years of the 1997 Annual Energy Outlook projections, post-2005, when a significant amount of new capacity is needed to replace retiring plants and meet growing demand, some new coal-fired plants are expected to be built, but new gas-fired plants are expected to remain the most economical choice for most needs. The largest market for clean coal technologies in the United States may be in retrofitting or repowering existing plants to meet stricter environmental standards, especially over the next 10 years. Key uncertainties include the rate of growth in the demand for electricity and the level of competing fuel prices, particularly natural gas. Higher than expected growth in the demand for electricity and/or relatively higher natural gas prices would increase the market for new coal technologies.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Energy Information Administration
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
682283
Report Number(s):
CONF-970121--Vol.1
ON: DE97006902; TRN: IM9942%%268
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. annual clean coal technology conference: powering the next millennium, Tampa, FL (United States), 7-10 Jan 1997; Other Information: PBD: [1997]; Related Information: Is Part Of 5. annual clean coal technology conference: powering the next millennium. Vol.1; PB: 374 p.
Research Org:
National Mining Association, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; POWER DEMAND; FORECASTING; COAL; NATURAL GAS; COMPETITION; MARKET; US CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM; IMPLEMENTATION; PRICES; STATISTICAL DATA