Regardless of how the campaigning plays out, it appears more and more power companies are shifting their portfolios to renewable energy. Miller is northwest of Birmingham, Ala. Its emissions were 291 million tons over that time. Environmentalists and climate analysts say Southern's loyalty to its superpolluters raises questions about the company's commitment to its carbon goals. DTE Energy released this statement to 7 Action News: Here’s the official @DTE_Energy response to our reporting 3/ pic.twitter.com/k3hmAOkwfA. There is one caveat. “Maybe if everyone were to reach out to Entergy and as a community asks ‘What can be done if there is anything that can be done?’ It’s a tragic loss to our community,” said Troy Lizenby with Friends of Forsythe Park. The move would speed up job transfers, and impact local communities — Trenton, for instance, is working to determine how they can avoid layoffs to city workers. Robert W. Scherer Power Plant. The conveyor belt for transporting coal at American Electric Power Co.'s John Amos power plant in West Virginia. MONROE, La. The Columbus, Ohio-based power company reckons it has cut emissions 59% of 2000 levels, or just shy of the 60% goal it had set for 2030. While the community has already been working towards a plan to offset revenue loss, Mayor Kyle Stack admitted that the numbers are still a work in progress. DTE has plans to cut emissions 50% of 2005 levels by 2030 and 80% by 2050. The good news for workers is that DTE is committed to keeping their workers. Our partnership on this and other matters is so helpful for the community.”, Backgrounder: Monroe County vs DTE named no. DTE is due to file a plan with the Michigan Public Service commission later this week that will describe timelines of the closures, but people familiar with the plan tell 7 Action News that they plan to move up several power plant closures as more renewable energy sources come online — late this afternoon DTE confirmed that they have plans to speed up the closure of both plants, contingent a natural gas-powered plant set to come online that same year. The company plans on running the John Amos plant, a superpolluter in West Virginia, for at least another decade. The Monroe and Belle River plants together spewed 23 million metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution into the atmosphere in 2014. Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. Monroe Power Plant valuation deal close . With all four generating units operating, the plant's total output is 3,300 megawatts (3,400 MW total, 100 MW required for the plant to run), the eleventh largest electric plant in … “That’s not what I have in mind. The nuclear power plant accounts for 5.82 percent of the general fund total revenue. And in 2028, AEP is going to close a unit at its Rockport plant in Indiana. The reductions put Southern well on track to meet its interim reduction target: a 50% drop in emissions from 2007 levels by 2030. That schedule is about six months behind the Monroe Power Plant. In order to keep the services we have, we’ll have to keep moving to make sure we’re able to do that.”. The total amount for the county lost is $3,998,116. “It’s no big secret,” said Jeff Bohm, a county commissioner in St. Clair County. It is 31% of the way toward its goal. The nuclear power plant accounts for 5.82 percent of the general fund total revenue. “The total reduction would be 34.96 percent as calculated by the county. "They’ve been a great partner in this community, I’d hate to see them leave — or totally leave," he said. When Southern Co. announced it was committing to a "low-to-no" carbon future last year, it represented a watershed moment. Copyright 2020 KNOE. Where coal accounted for 69% of its electric mix in 2007, it represented only 28% in 2017. “Entergy does own what is referred to as the old Monroe Power Plant in Monroe, LA and that facility has been decommissioned for nearly 20 years. For the county, in 2020 the power plant accounts for 8.11 percent of the general fund’s total revenues. And Southern has committed to closing 1,000 megawatts of coal capacity as part of the integrated resource plan recently approved by regulators in Georgia. Trenton, like St. Clair, had been slated to close in 2023. Dean Cousino Monroe News staff reporter @CousinoDean, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. They will be replaced by a large natural gas plant and renewables (Climatewire, Oct. 26, 2018). Southern remains committed to running the No. “Edison treated us very well,” said Simons. "They are efficient and cost-effective, but they happen to be some of the most carbon-intensive power plants in America.". Digital access or digital and print delivery. Southern, in many ways, is a poster child for the evolution. MONROE, Mich., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy has completed a project at the Monroe Power Plant to significantly reduce emissions and … Duke Energy Corp.'s Gibson plant in Indiana, which emitted almost 245 million tons of carbon between 2005 and 2017, the third most of any power plant. Choose the plan that’s right for you. 2 emitting plants in the nation, Scherer and Miller. Bosanac stressed the importance of economic development and the goal of building a more diversified local economy. Monroe emitted 231 million tons of carbon between 2005 and 2017, the eighth most nationally. “They reached out to us early and have included us every step of the way. All rights reserved. “The county has a financial plan to address the revenue impact from the reduced taxable values and we will finalize that plan once we know what will come of the nuclear plant valuation. All rights reserved. DTE Energy preparing to close multiple Michigan power plants ahead of schedule “No one is building a coal plant to replace a coal plant,” said DTE … 2/. © Gannett Co., Inc. 2020. The total amount for the county lost is $3,998,116. While DTE has taken positive steps by announcing a carbon reduction goal in 2018 and shuttering some of its oldest coal-fired power plants, two of its coal plants have been listed in the top 100 greenhouse gas polluters nationwide. It cut carbon levels 24% between 2005 and 2017, EPA figures show. “With the planned reductions in value from DTE, other development will be key to making up for those losses in the overall taxable value in the county in addition to employment opportunities for citizens,” the administrator said in a press release. Bedford Now - Bedford Township, Michigan ~ 20 W 1st St, Monroe, MI 48161 ~ Do Not Sell My Personal Information ~ Cookie Policy ~ Do Not Sell My Personal Information ~ Privacy Policy ~ Terms Of Service ~ Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Yet a host of utilities plan to run their superpolluting coal plants for decades, despite ambitious plans to slash emissions. Dean Cousino Monroe News staff reporter @CousinoDean Friday Feb 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM . Trenton gets a lot of tax revenue from DTE. The parties to any final or formal agreement will be between the city and DTE, Bosanac said, but the impact from that accord will affect other public organizations beyond the city, he said. 1 and No. DTE has championed a plan that states they’ll be cutting their carbon footprint by 80 percent by 2050 — the baseline was their total carbon footprint in 2005. It also has appealed taxable value of the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant from $404.3 million to $161.7 million. In communities like Trenton, DTE leaving early could be a much harder hit on the local community. The plant has 4 generating units, each with an output of 850 megawatts. Duke is planning to retire seven coal units by 2024. Last year, it ran 46% of the time, according to an analysis by M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC, a consultancy. For the county, in 2020 the power plant accounts for 8.11 percent of the general fund’s total revenues. The list includes: Conveyor belt at John E. Amos Power Plant. DTE had sought to reduce the power plant's taxable value from $486.3 million to $203.2 million in an appeal filed with the Michigan Tax Tribunal on May 29, 2018. In a portion of the company’s statement, in reaction to 7 Action News’ reporting, the company said they are working closely with employees to ensure there are no layoffs — it’s also worth noting that employees were expecting the closures to occur in 2023, so some had already been making plans. Currently all of the generating units use SCRs. One of DTE’s largest coal power plants, located in Monroe County, is also unlikely to be affects by the shifting closure schedule after a recent investment. The taxable value would move from $516.6 million to $360 million; or total reduction of nearly 35 percent by 2025. “I would just like Entergy to invest in our community and invest in something this beautiful,” he said. Duke recently moved up all those dates by several years. DTE is due to file a plan with the Michigan Public Service commission later this week that will describe timelines of the closures, but people familiar with the plan tell 7 Action News that they plan to move up several power plant closures as more renewable energy sources come online — late this afternoon DTE confirmed that they have plans to speed up the closure of both plants, contingent a natural gas-powered plant set to come online that same year. Then there's this: The power sector will likely have to decarbonize faster than the rest of the economy in order to prevent global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Scherer coal-fired power plant in Juliette, Ga., is one of the nation's largest power plants. It also has appealed taxable value of the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant from $404.3 million to $161.7 million. Those figures do not include plants Ameren sold to Dynegy Inc. in 2013. Mr. Bosanac noted the framework for the revised valuations reflect the overall objective of a gradual change rather than an immediate reduction that is often the case from decisions from the Michigan Tax Tribunal. “We know coal plants are going away.”. The taxable value would move from $516.6 million to $360 million; or total reduction of nearly 35 percent by 2025. A similar story is unfolding in Montana, where two of Colstrip's four units will be retired at the end of this year. The losses projected included the senior citizens program, $402,379; Fairview Home, $89,498; indigent veterans’ services, $1,430, and museum programs, $71,599. A little more than two weeks ago DTE announced the commissioning of their largest wind park to date. “The taxable value would move from the agreed-upon amount of $516.6 million to $360 million in 2025,” he said. The company has already shuttered 8,600 MW of coal capacity and has plans to shut more.