All mines eventually outlive their use, but some enjoy a second life — for example, as pumped-storage facilities for renewable energy.
President Trump’s plans to revitalize coal hasn’t stopped the renewable energy market from moving forward, with utilities like Rocky Mountain Power planning major investments in wind turbines that will power some of the country’s biggest coal-producing states.
The industry can thank several consecutive years of dramatic growth.
With great power comes great responsibility, and no one understands that better than the people running our nation’s electrical grid. Learn the ins and outs of maintaining our gigantic electric energy infrastructure.