IEEFA webinar: What’s wrong with Duke Energy’s plans for new gas-fired power plants in the Carolinas?  

Lessons may apply to other parts of the U.S. planning new gas investments and sidestepping renewables

Discover how Duke Energy’s Carolina integrated resource plans (IRPs) over-rely on gas-fired generation while largely ignoring renewables-based options ⎼ a recurring oversight in utility planning efforts in the U.S.

Log in Thursday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m. EDT for an accessible deep-dive with IEEFA energy analyst Dennis Wamsted who will explore current plans and discuss alternatives.

Drawing on an in-depth review of Duke’s pending IRPs in North and South Carolina, the webinar will cover areas relevant for both regulators and activists across the country, including:

  • Assessing the need for new gas projects;
  • Challenging the financial assumptions behind such projects; and
  • Proposing alternatives, including renewables, storage and energy efficiency.

WHAT: Duke Energy IRPs in Carolinas: Overlooking renewable alternatives to gas

WHO: Dennis Wamsted, IEEFA analyst and report series author

WHEN: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm EDT

To register (it’s free!), go here.

IEEFA report series: Key Shortcomings in Duke’s North Carolina IRPs, An Issue-By-Issue Analysis

Part 1 – Over-relying on gas-fired generation

Part 2 – Overstating electricity demand growth  

Part 3 – Overlooking battery storage

Part 4 – Ignoring cost savings from renewables  

Webinar registration: bit.ly/3uDa5FE

Media contact

Vivienne Heston ([email protected]), tel: +1 (914) 439-8921

About IEEFA

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) examines issues related to energy markets, trends and policies. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy.

 

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