Where will the dispatchable power come from, after the coal phase-out?

Where will the dispatchable power come from, after the coal phase-out?

  • Conventional -> Natural gas.
  • Storage -> Pumped storage hydro; Battery storage.
  • Renewables -> Biomass, biogas, green gases (H2, CH4, etc.).

What about the coal phase out in the EU, from the regulator perspectives (data and animation courtesy of Climate Analytics)?

Detail for Italy (example)

Unit Name Opening year Closing year Regulator Closing year Market
Italy Brindisi Nord power station Unit 3 1979 2024 2020
Italy Brindisi Nord power station Unit 4 1979 2024 2020
Italy Pietro Vannucci power station Unit 1 1989 2024 2020
Italy Pietro Vannucci power station Unit 2 1990 2025 2020
Italy Andrea Palladio power station Unit 3 1974 2025 2025
Italy Andrea Palladio power station Unit 4 1974 2025 2025
Italy Sulcis power station Unit 3 1986 2026 2028
Italy Fiume Santo power station Unit 1 1992 2026 2028
Italy Fiume Santo power station Unit 2 1993 2026 2028
Italy Sulcis power station Unit 2 2005 2026 2028
Italy Porto Marghera Alsar power station Unit 1 1977 2027 2020
Italy Palermo (B) 2004 2027 2020
Italy Brescia 3 1988 2027 2028
Italy Brindisi Sud power station Unit 1 1991 2028 2028
Italy Brindisi Sud power station Unit 2 1992 2028 2028
Italy Brindisi Sud power station Unit 3 1992 2028 2028
Italy Brindisi Sud power station Unit 4 1993 2028 2028
Italy Torrevaldaliga Nord power station Unit 1 2009 2029 2020
Italy Torrevaldaliga Nord power station Unit 2 2010 2030 2028
Italy Torrevaldaliga Nord power station Unit 3 2010 2030 2029

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