COAL POWER Direct [Jan. 15, 2014]

Five Energy-Saving Tips for Compressed Air Systems

Compressed air is vitally important to all power plants. Although in some cases it is used simply for convenience, such as when operating certain pneumatic tools, in other cases, compressed…

How Stealth Combustion Losses Lower Plant Efficiency. Part 2: The Solutions

Important process variables that affect unit efficiency were reviewed in Part 1 of this two-part report. Many of those process parameters were also identified as related to boiler air in-leakage.  These…

EPA Publishes Draft Carbon Pollution Rules

The EPA published the latest version of its new source performance standards (NSPS) for carbon pollution from new power plants in the Federal Register on Jan. 8, setting in motion…

Europe’s Most Efficient Coal Plant Comes Online

With an electrical efficiency of 45.95%, the Lünen hard-coal-fired power plant, located on the Datteln-Hamm Canal in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, is Europe’s cleanest and most efficient. The…

Coal Plant Backers Support EPA Supplemental BART Rule for Navajo Plant

An option to curb NOx emissions from the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) near Page, Ariz., put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last October has been endorsed by a…

Ownership Change Results in Closure of Three Coal Units

Arizona Public Service (APS) has purchased Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) ownership share in the Four Corners Power Plant Units 4 and 5. The two units—located on Navajo land in Fruitland,…

The Power Plant Controls Market in China

In an email interview with POWER, Xue Wei, manager for Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, China Business Development, provided some insight into the current state of control systems…

New EU Air Pollution Package Adopted to Slash Power Plant Emissions

A new major air pollution policy package adopted by the European Union (EU) on Dec. 18 updates existing legislation to further curb air emissions from power plants.    The so-called…