COAL POWER Direct [Nov. 12, 2014]

Point Level Capacitance Switch for Fly Ash Hopper Measurement

If you’re the person tasked with controlling the level of fly ash in collection hoppers, you know how difficult the application can be. What at first looks like a simple…

Advanced Coal-Fired Combined Heat and Power Plant Begins Operation in U.S.

Great River Energy’s (GRE’s) Spiritwood Station began commercial operation on Nov. 1. The plant—located about 10 miles east of Jamestown, N.D.—is a combined-heat-and-power plant that can generate up to 99…

Coal-Fired Power Plant Heat Rate Improvement Options, Part 1

Even without regulatory considerations, there are good reasons for virtually every coal-fired power plant to improve its heat rate. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has looked at dozens of…

Plant Washington Coal Project Gets Permit Extension [Updated]

Plant Washington, a planned $2.1 billion, single-unit, 850-MW supercritical coal plant that a consortium of generators has been trying to build near Sandersville in east-central Georgia, was given an 18-month…

Improve Plant Efficiency and Reduce CO2 Emissions When Firing High-Moisture Coals

Improving efficiency at existing coal-fired power plants anywhere in the world is a path of no regret: A more efficient power plant uses less coal, has lower emissions, and experiences…

EPA Releases Additional Information on Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a notice of data availability (NODA)—making additional information and ideas available for public comment—and it has also proposed carbon goals for areas…