COAL POWER Direct [Nov. 9, 2016]

Advanced CFB Technology Gains Global Market Share

Circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology is taking a growing share of the international coal-fired power generation market, particularly in the Pacific Rim and China. Indigenous designs are also growing in

More Delays at Kemper as $250 Million Deadline Looms

Southern Co. has once again moved back the in-service date for the Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant under construction in Mississippi, this time to December 31, the…

Pushing the Ultra Envelope: Advanced Power Technologies Are Mainstream in China

China, which continues to build more new coal plants than any other nation, is also on the forefront of deploying the most advanced coal plant technologies. However, these advanced units could face

Plant Barry to Pilot Fuel Cell Carbon Capture from Coal and Gas Generation

FuelCell Energy and ExxonMobil will test a novel fuel cell carbon capture technology at a Southern Co. 2.7-GW coal- and gas-fired power plant in Alabama, the companies said on October…

China Stops Construction on 17 GW of Coal Capacity

In yet another sign of China’s overcapacity problem, especially in its coal sector, the central government has reportedly ordered a halt to construction on at least 30 coal-fired plants totaling…

Idaho Power Pursues Accelerated Depreciation of North Valmy Coal Plant

Idaho Power—co-owner with NV Energy of the two-unit 522-MW North Valmy Generating Station near Battle Mountain, Nevada—filed a request with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) last week seeking to…