The Generation Retirement Scenario report released by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) concluded that the pace of retirements mainly revolves around large baseload, solid fuel plants. An Institute for Energy Economics and Analysis report earlier this month estimated that the U.S. will retire more than 15 GW of coal-fired capacity this year and more than 36 GW by 2024.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline got two thumbs up to continue from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals after delays over the route through the mountains of West Virginia to Virginia. The 300-mile pipeline is partially owned by divisions of NextEra Energy and Consolidated Edison.

The resiliency of the North American grid is at a high level and continues to rise despite several historic weather challenges and fuel-security fears from the Trump Administration, according to a key industry nonprofit oversight group.