COAL POWER Direct [Jan. 6, 2016]

Wireless Sensor Technology Measures Torsional Shaft Vibration in Turbine Generators

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), in conjunction with Suprock Technologies, has conducted a research project to develop and demonstrate an advanced wireless sensor technology for monitoring torque

Coal Ash Utilization Surged in 2014 After Half-Decade of EPA Rule Uncertainty

Coal ash utilization, which had stalled between 2009 and 2013 as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepared a final federal coal ash rule, increased significantly in 2014. According to the…

AEP Reaches Settlement on Ohio Coal-Fired Power Plants

American Electric Power (AEP), through its subsidiary AEP Ohio, announced on Dec. 14 that it had filed a stipulated agreement with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) in support…

Risk Management: Using Resilience Engineering to Develop a More Reliable Workforce

All power generating companies and plant operators value reliability, but they may be paying too little attention to a critical variable: people. One million. That’s the approximate number of people…

D.C. Circuit Leaves MATS Rule In Place as EPA Tackles Cost Consideration

The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) will remain in effect as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works on a final cost finding, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…