“Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast,” examines the role electric utilities have played in decarbonizing the power supply over the last decade. The report examines power sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions throughout the Southeast, home to some of the biggest utility systems in the nation: Duke Energy, Southern Company, NextEra, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Report authors compiled historical data and examined the latest resource plans for major utilities to understand what the power supply will look like in the future, and how much carbon pollution it will emit. SACE analysis accounts for how power is sold between utilities and states. Therefore, this report is unique in that it presents power-related emissions for the utility or state where the power is ultimately consumed, not where it is generated.
On August 27, report authors Maggie Shober, SACE’s Director of Utility Reform, and Heather Pohnan, SACE Energy Policy Manager, examined trends presented in the “Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast: Generation and CO2 Emissions Report.”
The webinar explored insights from the report, including the following topics:
- Interplay between the electric power and transportation sectors
- Continued investment in gas infrastructure
- Opportunities for decarbonization through utility resource planning, local policies, and utility emission goals