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Date: 10/7/2014
Type: Presentation
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Joel Theis
Technology Focus Area(s): Carbon Storage; Gasification Systems
Analysis Focus Area(s): GHG Mitigation; Grid Reliability
Author(s): Joel Theis

Product Description
In addition to CCS being identified as BSER in NSPS, the IPCC and IEA have asserted CCS is needed in order to achieve GHG goals. Applying an ITC to coal generation could enable coal generation with CCS to be viable in electric power markets. Competitive forces that could help enable coal with CCS include higher natural gas demand driving NG prices higher; identified alternative structures for capacity markets to meet the financial requirements of various resources for resource mix and diversity purposes; different capacity auction commitment periods; and multi-lateral contracts to spread risks across RTO members. Higher demand for new NGCCs could increase capital cost growth more than for IGCC-CCS or ADVPC-CCS with R&D gained efficiencies.