Natural Gas beat coal in the US. Will renewables and storage beat gas?

Back in April 2019, at the heart of coal country, Indiana authorities rejected a proposal with its gas and electric utility, Vectren, to substitute baseload coal plants with a brand new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were worried that maturation of electricity and rapidly changing client need a gas plant expenditure could turn into a uneconomic asset in the future. Regulators are pushing Vectren to consider more lower-carbon resources such as solar wind and storage that would offer resource diversity, flexibility and cost effectiveness.

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