COAL POWER Direct [May 11, 2016]

SaskPower Carbon Capture Facility Operating More Reliably

SaskPower's Boundary Dam Unit 3 carbon capture facility is now operating with a reliability rate of over 92%.

A Breakthrough Carbon-Capturing Algae Project

A research photobioreactor designed to capture significant amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plant flue gas for high-density algae cultivation is showing promise. The bioreactor patented by California-based algal…

Southern Co. Kemper IGCC Delays, Cost Surges Are Under SEC Scrutiny

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is conducting a formal investigation concerning costs and delays plaguing Mississippi Power's Kemper integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant. Southern Co., Mississippi Power's parent…

Dynegy to Shut Down 30% of Southern Illinois’s Power Generation Capacity

Dynegy Inc. announced on May 3 that it plans to shut down multiple Illinois coal-fueled units due mainly to the failure of the plants to recover basic operating costs in…

Why Power Generators Can't Ignore the Ukraine Cyberattack

Although the December attack on Ukraine’s power infrastructure mostly affected the distribution grid, generators are just as vulnerable to cyberattack, in part because they tend to rely more on outside…

FERC Blocks Ohio Power Plant Subsidy Deal

Throwing yet another twist into a long-running saga, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on April 27 blocked a pair of power purchase agreements (PPAs) that would have supported continued…