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Federal Court Upholds Final MATS Rule, Thwarts Industry Challenges

A federal court today upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) February 2012-finalized Mercury and Air…

As many as 800 people attended the 2014 Platts Global Power Markets event in Las Vegas, April 7 to 9. Courtesy: Platts

Coal and Nuclear Nearly Invisible at Platts Global Power Markets

Gas, wind, and solar are it for any new generation in North America for the…

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Japan's Cabinet Formally Drops Zero-Nuclear Ambitions, Adopts New Basic Energy Plan

In a stark departure from the zero-nuclear future proposed by a previous administration, the cabinet…

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Industry Leaders, Experts Testify on How to Keep the Lights On

Ten witnesses from federal and state regulatory agencies, a public power entity, environmental groups, and…

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OIG: Grid Threats Should Have Stayed Classified

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) should have classified and protected a sensitive grid-related document…

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EEI Report: Investment in Transmission Infrastructure Set to Soar

Investor-owned electric utility companies spent $14.8 billion in 2012 to upgrade transmission infrastructure, and investments…

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Using Spent EV Batteries for Grid Storage

One of the world’s first power storage systems employing used electric vehicle (EV) batteries began…

Generation of Vestas 8-MW Offshore Wind Prototype Begins

The crown for the world’s most powerful operating wind turbine was transferred this January to…

Photo Essay: Ivanpah CSP Plant Inauguration

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station was inaugurated on Feb. 13 in California. Our news…

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Advanced Cooling and Water Treatment Technology Concepts for Power Plants

Technology development to reduce freshwater withdrawals and consumption for all types of thermoelectric power plants is emerging as a top research and development (R&D) priority. Thermoelectric plants in

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DOE Fuel Cell Barge Project Launching Prototype

A study by the Sandia National Laboratory last year demonstrated that hydrogen fuel cells mounted…

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ERCOT Says New Gas Plants Will Ease Reserve Margin Concerns

In its preliminary Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the summer of 2014, the…

Vom Eckigen zum Runden - mehr Freiheiten im Produktdesign / From square to round – More freedom in product design

3D Metal Printing Turbine Replacement Parts Could Cut Repair Times by 90%

3D metal printing is still an experimental process in nearly all industries, used primarily for…

Supply Constraints Plague Winter Gas Power Markets—Again

Gas market regulators and observers have been warning for several years that the rapid shift…

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Panda Power Funds Rolls on with Another New Gas Plant

Even for the rapidly expanding gas-fired power sector, Dallas-based Panda Power Funds has been making…

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Springerville Recognized as PRBCUG Plant of the Year

During the Powder River Basin Coal Users' Group (PRBCUG) annual conference held Mar. 31–Apr. 3,…

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DTE Energy’s Best Practices for Minimizing Combustible Dust Issues

Dealing with combustible dust and controlling fuel spillage are struggles faced by almost all coal-fired…

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PRBCUG Focuses on Safe Coal Handling

Andy Dobrzanski, Mark Collett, and Dave Markle were among the presenters at the Powder River…

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Are You Playing with Fire? A Guide to Fire Retardant Conveyor Belts

If a conveyor belt does not perform according to the manufacturer’s claims—by wearing prematurely, ripping…

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Exorcising the Mercury Demons at Coal Creek Station

The deadline for power plants to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air…


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3rd Annual Asian SBC Users' Group

Attendees at the third annual Asian Sub-Bituminous Coal Users’ Group learned details about Southeast Asia’s first 1-GW supercritical coal-fired power plant and heard of plans to expand coal’s use further across the region. Watch for a full report in the December issue of POWER (online Dec. 1).

13th Annual PRB Coal Users' Group Conference

The thirteenth Annual PRB Coal Users’ Group conference convenes March 31st - April 3rd in the Big Easy! Held in conjunction with the ELECTRIC POWER Conference the PRB Coal Users’ Conference will continue their mission to promote the safe, efficient and economic use of Powder River Basin coal by generating companies…

ELECTRIC POWER 2014

Get down to the business of getting up to speed at ELECTRIC POWER’s comprehensive professional conference. With over 250 experts leading sessions in ten focused tracks, you’ll have access to the latest top-notch industry information for every fuel sector – gas, coal, nuclear, and renewable energy. For a keener understanding and a clearer vision of…


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