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Coal, Nuclear Plant Closures Could Harm Grid, DOE Says

Law360 (March 27, 2018, 6:26 PM EDT) -- Coal and nuclear power plants helped the electricity grid survive the so-called “bomb cyclone” that hit the eastern U.S. this winter, but continued plant closures will hamper the grid's ability to keep the lights on during future extreme weather events, the U.S. Department of Energy said Tuesday.

According to a report by the DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory, fossil fuel and nuclear power plants provided 89 percent of the electricity for the eastern half of the U.S. grid during peak demand periods as the bomb cyclone...
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