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Riverbend Power Plant coal ash ponds on Mountain Island Lake near Charlotte, N.C. Photo by Nancy Pierce

EPA Issues Final Federal Requirements for Coal Ash Disposal

A final rule issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate coal combustion…

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NRC: DOE Does Not Meet Land Ownership, Water Rights Requirements for Yucca Mountain Site

In the third part of a long-awaited safety evaluation report (SER) for the stalled Yucca…

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Congressional Passage of Cybersecurity Bill Is a Triumph for Automation, Groups Say

The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 that cleared Congress last week and was presented to…

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Video: A Novel Phosphorus-Free Cooling Water Treatment Solution

POWER Associate Editor Aaron Larson recently interviewed LaMarr Barnes, vice president of marketing and business…


Report: Utility Spending on Energy Efficiency Soars as Supportive State Policies Are Expanded

Electric utility spending and budgets for customer-funded energy efficiency programs have seen a 30% boost…

5. SHP centers have flourished. Longshou hydropower station is located in Zhangye SHP base of Gansu Province in China. Taking the advantage of abundant water resources in Heihe Mainstream, there are eight SHP projects with a total installed capacity of more than 1 GW in Zhangye. Courtesy: Baidu Inc.

The Outlook for Small Hydropower in China

As the global electric power industry continues to develop clean, high-quality energy capacity for sustainable…


Floating Solar Arrays Take Shape in the UK, Japan, and India

Solar power has taken many forms in recent years—from giant concentrated solar power installations and solar towers spread out across deserts worldwide, to rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations in urban


Construction Considerations Are Key in Closure Planning for Coal Ash Ponds

Closure and remediation solutions for coal ash ponds, or impoundments, vary greatly. Assuming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgates the expected proposed Subtitle D regulations, technical


Inspecting Aberrant P91 Components for Integrity

Many utilities around the world have been discovering abnormal or aberrant P91 base and weld metal microstructures in their plants, leading to, or with a potential to lead to, early cracking and failure in


Oil Price Collapse Poses Threats to U.S. Shale Gas Boom

The drop in world oil prices, given added impetus by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting…


Winter Gas Crunch Again Threatens New England

After an array of New England’s largest utilities announced rate increases this fall, blaming seasonal…

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Bechtel and Siemens Team to Build Virginia Combined Cycle Power Plant

Panda Power Funds awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract for a 778-MW combined cycle…


Russia and China Sign Another Major Gas Deal

After a decade of negotiations, Russia and China have now closed two major gas supply…


Zero-Emission Gas Plant Project Closes Funding

North Carolina–based NET Power announced Oct. 15 that it had closed funding and major project…

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Point Level Capacitance Switch for Fly Ash Hopper Measurement

If you’re the person tasked with controlling the level of fly ash in collection hoppers,…

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Advanced Coal-Fired Combined Heat and Power Plant Begins Operation in U.S.

Great River Energy’s (GRE’s) Spiritwood Station began commercial operation on Nov. 1. The plant—located about…


Gaining Control with Electraulic Actuators

Plant engineers at Eskom’s Majuba Power Station in South Africa have been continuously looking for…

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Coal Ash Continues to Challenge Duke Energy

On Sept. 23, Duke Energy told the Public Service Commission of South Carolina that it…

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Two Units at Coal Power Plant Back Online Following Spring Fire

With Units 6 and 7 back in operation, Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has restored 80%…

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LDC Gas Forums – 10th Annual Rockies & West Forum

The Rockies & West Forum is the event where the Natural Gas Industry gathers for networking, insight, and doing real business! Join key industry players in Los Angeles on October 6–8 for unparalleled networking and an agenda full of informative sessions and panels.

Asian Sub-bituminous Coal Users’ Group 4th Annual Conference

The premier Asian coal users’ conference returns for its fourth year October 13-16, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Created to promote the safe, efficient and economic use of sub-bituminous coals by generating companies, it will address safety, handling, combustion, characteristics and risk management topics plus opportunities for networking on a global scale.

Western Power Summit presented by EPEC

The Western Power Summit presented by EPEC (Electric Power Executive Conference®) will bring together corporate-level executives, senior policy makers, financial executives and senior consultants who have a stake or interest in current challenges facing Western Electric Power Markets. Executives will gather November 5-6, 2014 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, to discuss issues…


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