Innovations in the Intermountain West: Assessing New Approaches to Transition from Stranded Coal Assets to Renewables

Tuesday, September 25
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: 207AB

Low natural gas prices and declining costs for renewable generation are outcompeting coal-fired power plants on economics, pushing many of them into early retirement and creating concern about stranded utility assets, and the workers and communities left behind after closure. As a result, states like Colorado and Utah are eyeing the bond market to help address the stranded assets. This session will focus on new financing mechanisms that can solve the coal retirement conundrum and give utilities new mechanisms to invest more in renewable generation.

Michael Shea

Senior Policy Associate
HEAL Utah

HEAL’s Policy Associate since late 2015, Michael manages HEAL’s policy agenda encouraging a transition away from coal power to clean energy. He also assists with our policy work focusing on clean air and nuclear issues.

Michael is a native Utahn who was born and raised in Salt Lake City. He has a degree in Economics from Westminster College and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Utah. His past work includes various political campaigns such as Corroon for Governor and Count My Vote. In addition, he worked in the mayors’ office for Salt Lake County doing community outreach.

When he isn’t working, you will find him skiing or mountain biking in the Wasatch with his golden retriever Rocky.

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