RD545 - Implementation of Carbon Emission Guidelines for Existing Electric Power Generating Facilities – December 2017

Executive Summary:

This report is being submitted by the Department of Environmental Quality pursuant to Section 2, F 2 of Chapter 6 of the 2015 Acts of Assembly which provides that:

“[During the Transitional Rate Period:] . . . The Department of Environmental Quality shall submit a report and make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly annually on or before December 1 of each year concerning the implementation of carbon emission guidelines for existing electric power generation facilities that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued pursuant to § 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act. The report shall include an analysis of, among other matters, the impact of such federal regulations on the operation of any investor-owned incumbent electric utility's electric power generation facilities and any changes, interdiction, or suspension of such regulations. The Department of Environmental Quality shall submit copies of such annual reports to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees on Commerce and Labor and the Chairman of the Commission on Electric Utility Regulation."