COAL POWER Direct [Aug. 10, 2016]

Longview Power Plant Rehabilitation Results in Most Efficient U.S. Coal Plant

We’ve all probably purchased a “lemon”—an item that didn’t work as advertised—but when that lemon is a $2.1 billion power plant, you can’t just return it. For Longview Power’s management…

Kemper IGCC In-Service Date Pushed Back by a Month

Mississippi Power has pushed back the in-service date of its much-delayed Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant by a month, to October 31, 2016. Initial production of syngas…

TVA Uses Advanced Technology to Store and Monitor Coal Ash

At 2:45 p.m., Nicholas McClung’s cellphone chirps during a business meeting. He doesn’t bother to look at it; the special chirp says it all. He politely excuses himself from the…

Reliability and Cybersecurity Top List of Issues in B&V Report

Reliability and cybersecurity ranked as the two most important issues currently confronting the electric industry, according to surveys completed by 672 qualified utility, municipal, commercial, and community stakeholders for Black…

Poland Shuns Wind, Doubles Down on Coal-Reliant Future

Poland, a country where hard coal and lignite power plants currently generate about 85% of the power, has passed a law that stymies a wind power expansion and is now…

Despite Policy Shifts, China Faces Huge Coal-Fired Overcapacity

China’s once-booming coal power sector is facing an existential challenge as continued breakneck expansion of new capacity is colliding with flattened growth in power demand, despite increasingly strenuous government efforts…