Client: Southern Environmental Law Center
Authors: Tyler Comings, Bryndis Woods, Liz Stanton, PhD, and Eliandro Tavares
Senior Researcher Tyler Comings, Researcher Bryndis Woods, Director and Senior Economist Liz Stanton, PhD and Assistant Researcher Eliandro Tavares prepared a report on Duke Energy's 2018 Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) in North Carolina on behalf of Southern Environmental Law Center and its clients, Natural Resources Defense Council, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Sierra Club. AEC concluded that Duke has failed to evaluate the economics of its coal units, even though many are operating infrequently, and has not encouraged competition from other resources. As a result, AEC found Duke's plans to be flawed and incomplete.