Policy Forum Series: Grant - Role of Natural Gas in Electricity Generation
Natural Gas and Minnesota’s Energy Future Bill Grant, Department of Commerce
} Current and projected price of natural gas ◦ Impacts of hydrofracking ◦ Demand for electric generation, exports} Characteristics of gas for utility planners ◦ Environmental considerations ◦ Natural gas vs. coal, vs. renewables, vs. energy efficiency ◦ Electricity generation as valley-filler ◦ Fuel of choice for repowering projects
} Resource plans ◦ How will customer needs be met over next 15 yrs.} Certificate of Need ◦ Size, type, timing for facilities over 50 MW} Siting and routing ◦ Mitigation of environmental impacts ◦ Public involvement} Rate case ◦ Prudency of costs; who pays
} Natural gas for electric generation likely to grow in near to medium term} Minnesota well positioned with gas supply} Drivers include: ◦ Continued low cost ◦ Need for replacement of older coal capacity ◦ Load following support for variable renewables ◦ Valley-filling profile
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