COAL POWER Direct [Aug. 12, 2015]

Making Sense of New Arc Flash Protection Rules

Standards and regulations may change, but the danger associated with arc flash hazards remains. Analyzing potential incident energy correctly and understanding what personal protection equipment is required can help workers…

[UPDATED] EPA Issues More Ambitious But Flexible Final Clean Power Plan

Editor's note (Aug. 3): Adds compliance cost details, key changes The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) final Clean Power Plan will seek to tamp down the nation's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions…

Electrical Arc Flash Protection Solutions

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of occupational fatalities resulting from exposure…

Power Industry Wins with Final Clean Power Plan

Though most power generators and states might have preferred to not deal at all with a new rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions, the final Clean Power Plan (CPP), released August…

Vattenfall Gets Siemens' First Virtually Oil-Free Steam Turbine

Steam turbine technology took a leap in June as Siemens revealed a 10-MW prototype that uses magnetic force to suspend a rotor weighing several tons. The innovation means that instead…

Reactions to Clean Power Plan: From Excitement to Anger

Reaction from utilities, environmental groups, and governmental leaders following the August 3 release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final Clean Power Plan rule was mixed. Some, such as Duke…