Clean Power Plan, State at a Glance: Kansas Page: 2 of 2
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Pathway to 2030: While EPA's projections show Kansas and its power plants will need to continue to work to reduce CO2
emissions and take additional action to reach its goal in 2030, these rates - and that state goal - are reasonable and
achievable because no plant and no state has to meet them alone or all at once. They are designed to be met as part of the
grid and over time. In fact, the rates themselves, and Kansas's goal, reflect the inherent flexibility in the way the power
system operates and the variety of ways in which the electricity system can deliver a broad range of opportunities for
compliance for power plants and states. EPA made improvements in the final rule specifically for the purpose of ensuring that
states and power plants could rely on the electricity system's inherent flexibility and the changes already under way in the
power sector to find affordable pathways to compliance.
o Flexibility in state plans and easier access to trading programs. States can use EPA's model trading rules or write their
own plan that includes trading with other "trading-ready" states, whether they are using a mass- or rate-based plan.
o Clean Energy Incentive Program available for early investments. This program supports renewable energy projects - and
energy efficiency in low-income communities - in 2020 and 2021.
o The period for mandatory reductions begins in 2022, and there is a smoother glide path to 2030. The glide path gradually
"steps" down the amount of carbon pollution. Note that states may elect to set their own milestones for interim step
periods 1, 2 and 3 as long as they meet the interim goal overall or "on average" over the course of the interim period, and
meet the final goals, established in the emission guidelines. To accomplish this, in its state plan, the state must define its
interim step milestones and demonstrate how it will achieve these milestones, as well as the overall interim, and final,
o Energy efficiency available for compliance. Demand-side EE is an important, proven strategy that states and utilities are
already widely using, and that can substantially and cost-effectively lower CO2 emissions from the power sector. EPA
anticipates that, thanks to their low costs and large potential in every state and region, demand-side EE programs will be a
significant component of state compliance plans under the Clean Power Plan. The CPP's flexible compliance options allow
states to fully deploy EE to help meet their state goals.
Kansas CO2 Rates (Ibs/MWh)
* Historical 2012 - Interim Step Periods .-------- Glide Path 0 2030 CPP Goal
Kansas CO2 Mass (million short tons)
2015 2020 2025 2030
Historical 2012 - Interim Step Periods .-------- Glide Path S 2030 CPP Goal
Updated 8/3/2015 5:15 PM
Regional Point of Contact for Questions:
Mark Smith / EPA Region 7
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