Register with us today

and in less than 60 seconds continue your access to:Latest news headlinesAnalytical topics and featuresCommodities videos, podcast & blogsSample market prices & dataSpecial reportsSubscriber notes & daily commodity email alerts

Already have an account?

Log in to register

Forgot Password

Please Note: Platts Market Center subscribers can only reset passwords via the Platts Market Center

Enter your Email ID below and we will send you an email with your password.

  • Email Address* Please enter email address.

If you are a premium subscriber, we are unable to send you your password for security reasons. Please contact the Client Services team.

If you are a Platts Market Center subscriber, to reset your password go to the Platts Market Center to reset your password.

In this list

Corrected: Seven US coal-fired power units get 1-year extension for MATS compliance

Commodities | Energy | Electric Power | Emissions | Renewables | Jet Fuel | Coronavirus

Aviation’s future: Fuelled by hydrogen?


Platts Global Coal Alert

Oil | Refined Products | Fuel Oil | Shipping | Dry Freight | Marine Fuels | Tankers

Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference, 9th Annual

Coal | Electric Power | Natural Gas

ANALYSIS: Texas generators dial up gas demand amid summer weather, low prices

Corrected: Seven US coal-fired power units get 1-year extension for MATS compliance


Daily pricing for tons and allowances for SO2 and NOx emissions

The exclusive Platts OTC Broker Index, a market assessment compiled from three of the largest and most respected coal brokers

What happened in yesterday's OTC markets, and why

An analysis of coal price trends in all major U.S. producing areas

Details of how major coal companies are trading in the financial markets

Coverage of mine openings, closings, production

Reports on who's in the market for coal

Houston — The US Environmental Protection Agency has granted seven coal-fired units at five power plants an additional one-year extension to meet Mercury and Air Toxics Standards standards.

Not registered?

Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience.

Register Now

Receiving a reprieve for the second time since MATS went into effect April 15, 2015, were:

* two units totaling 1,292 MW at Tennessee Valley Authority's Paradise plant in Paradise, Kentucky;

* two units totaling 323 MW at Virginia Electric Power's Yorktown plant in Yorktown, Virginia;

Article Continues below...

* a 482-MW unit at the Grand River Dam Authority's plant in Chouteau, Oklahoma;

* a 229-MW unit at the City of Kansas City's Nearman Creek plant in Kansas City, Kansas; and

* a 37-MW unit at the City of Ames' power plant in Ames, Iowa.

TVA requested a MATS extension for Paradise to ensure grid reliability while construction is finished on a new combined-cycle gas plant that will replace the two retiring coal-fired units. A third coal unit at Paradise will continue to run after the gas plant begins generation.

According to US Energy Information Administration data, Paradise took delivery of 5.2 million st of coal last year, mostly from Alliance Coal and Armstrong Coal mines in the Illinois Basin.

An extension for Yorktown was granted at VEP's request when delays sidelined a project to construct transmission lines that would bring in power to the North Hampton Roads area from the Surry nuclear plant after Yorktown's retirement.

Yorktown took delivery of 83,000 st of Kentucky CAPP coal last year.

Both the Grand River Dam Authority and Ames plants received extensions to allow instillation of emission controls before new or converted gas units come online to replace the generation lost when those coal units retire.

Grand River took delivery of 3.4 million st of coal last year from Peabody's Rawhide and Caballo mines in the Powder River Basin. Ames burned about 300,000 st of PRB coal from Peabody's North Antelope Rochelle Mine last year, a city source said.

The MATS extension for Nearman Creek was granted to ensure grid reliability while instillation of emissions controls is completed. The plant took delivery of 924,000 st of PRB coal last year, mostly from Cloud Peak's Cordero Rojo Mine.

(This version of the story corrects operator of North Antelope Rochelle Mine in story published April 20, 2016.)

--Jim Levesque,
--Edited by Lisa Miller,