The coal requirements of Generation and Transmission (G&T) rural electric cooperatives are expected to increase by an order of magnitude over the next 20 years. This report provides perspective and an analytic framework for G&T cooperatives to evaluate their individual coal procurement options. It identifies promising coal supply regions and key coal procurement issues, and evaluates alternative types of coal procurement strategies for rural electric G&T cooperatives. Among the topics discussed are economic considerations in the choice of coal-type and supply region, economies of scale, alternative relationships with coal suppliers (e.g., spot purchases, contracts and captive operations), financing coal development, coal purchase contract terms, federal coal leasing, coal transportation, and the impacts of air quality regulations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Electric Power Research Institute

    P.O. Box 1041, 3412 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA  United States  94303
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: v.p.
  • Serial:
    • EPRI Report
    • Issue Number: 1270
    • Publisher: Electric Power Research Institute

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM