Power Plant Retirements ISO-NE
"The upcoming closures of just two of those resources—Brayton Point Station in May 2017 and Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station by May 2019—will remove 2,200 MW of non-gas-fired capacity. Over 5,500 MW of additional oil and coal capacity are at risk for retirement in coming years, and uncertainty surrounds the future of 3,300 MW from the region’s remaining nuclear plants."
Will Adding More Renewables Help?
"Wind and solar resources can offset some natural gas use, but their help with the fuel-security challenge is limited by still-low levels of regional installation and other factors."