PJM Watchdog: Ohio Nuke Plants Can’t Compete

The independent market monitor for PJM Interconnection released its 2018 State of the Market Report last week. The study catalogs unprofitable coal and nuclear power plants that operate within the PJM grid and marketplace. The report identifies three nuclear plants that are receiving market signals to retire. The list includes two Ohio nuclear power plants: Perry and Davis-Besse.

According to a summary by Utility Dive, the market monitor, Dr. Joseph Bowring, said the only plants that are not projected to meet their avoided cost each year are one-unit nuclear power plants like those in Ohio. Translation: these plants are truly uneconomic. 3/21/2019