COAL POWER Direct [Sept. 6, 2017]

[UPDATED] Major Power Players Issue Mixed Reactions to DOE’s Controversial Grid Study

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) much-anticipated study on grid resilience and reliability elicited immediate chatter from a variety of industry stakeholders, from power generators and trade groups to environmental and…

What 10 Charts from the DOE’s Grid Study Reveal About the State of U.S. Power

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) new grid study is based on analyses of federal government data collected between 2002 and 2017, a period it notes fostered critical developments in the nation’s…

Useful Tips for Designing Thermal Insulation Systems

Thermal insulation is installed on almost every piping system and much of the plant equipment at power generation facilities. It not only saves energy, but also protects workers, reduces noise, helps protect

Operator Reverses Course, Will Keep Running Montana Coal Plant

The operator of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western U.S. will continue to run the facility, changing course about a year after a company executive said…

What It Takes to Be a POWER-ful Woman

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in the energy industry. According to the Department of Energy, less than a quarter of U.S. workers in the electric power generation field are women, compared to

Suit Claims Santee Cooper Charging Customers for Unbuilt Coal Plant

A lawsuit filed in South Carolina wants state-owned utility Santee Cooper to sell the parts from a coal-fired power plant project it suspended in 2009, saying customers should receive the…