COAL POWER Direct [Oct. 17, 2014]

Gaining Control with Electraulic Actuators

Plant engineers at Eskom’s Majuba Power Station in South Africa have been continuously looking for ways to improve efficiency and reliability. The six-unit, 4,000-MW, supercritical coal-fired plant was experiencing an…

World’s First Post-Combustion CCS Coal Unit Online in Canada

The first full-scale commercial post-combustion carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project at an operating coal-fired power plant is now online in Estevan, Saskatchewan, roughly 10 miles north of the U.S.…

AEP Seeks Guarantees to Ensure Economic Viability of Ohio Fleet

American Electric Power's (AEP's) Ohio unit has asked the state's Public Utilities Commission for permission to essentially charge customers for costs to operate nine unregulated coal-fired units, a move the…

Prepare Your Coal Plant for Cold Weather Operations

Cold temperatures are nothing new, but extreme winter weather has been in the headlines more and more in recent years. Many of us had never heard the term “polar vortex” before last winter, but earlier

Two Units at Coal Power Plant Back Online Following Spring Fire

With Units 6 and 7 back in operation, Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has restored 80% of the generation capacity at its Martin Drake Power Plant located in downtown Colorado Springs.…

Nation’s First Coal Ash Law Takes Effect in North Carolina

Though unsigned by its governor, North Carolina has enacted the nation's first comprehensive coal ash management law.  The statute, which took effect on Sept. 20, applies to all unlined dry…