COAL POWER Direct [Feb. 8, 2017]

Energy Industries Look Forward to Regulatory Relief under Trump

Heads of some of the nation’s energy trade groups are looking forward to a rollback of regulations under the Trump administration, they said January 31 during a panel discussion at…

As Trump Takes Over, Who Wields Power?

What do we know as of February 1 about key Trump appointees responsible for administering White House policies affecting the power generation industry? Not much. As the Trump administration settles…

AEP Sells Competitive Natural Gas, Coal Power Plants

American Electric Power (AEP) has sold four competitive natural gas and coal power plants‚ a total of 5.2 GW, and plans to invest the proceeds from the sale in its…

Coal Fuel Contracts: A Moving Target

In recent years, coal power generators have faced increasing difficulty predicting annual fuel requirements due to more cycling and low-load operation. That presents problems for the people negotiating fuel contracts.…

Trump Moves on Plans to Scrap Climate Initiatives

The Trump administration will scrap executive actions to curb U.S. carbon pollution from power plants and other climate measures outlined in the Obama administration's landmark Climate Action Plan, according to…

Start Generator Relay Loadability Study Now for Timely NERC PRC-025-1 Compliance

Complying with reliability standards requires considerable resource planning. The tools and suggestions provided here may help engineers conform to new generator relay loadability requirements. But compliance